Sometimes I feel nostalgic for childhood, but then I remember the days of nuns slapping my knuckles at school for talking during "water fountain break," and suddenly the desire to go back in time subsides. Growing up, we all experienced different forms of punishments, and some of our parents/teachers were more creative than others. For example, I once watched a nun tip a kid's desk upside-down and pour the contents onto his lap to expose him for stealing all of the other students' belongings. Did I mention I'm afraid of and scarred by nuns?
We're all familiar with the classic punishments: soap for a dirty mouth, the 'dunce hat' for a mischaevous classmate, the banning of phones for a bratty teen, etc. But what about the absurd forms of discipline that you hear every once in a while and think, "Dang, that's actually kind of brilliant, if not truly fucked up." Well, people on reddit shared stories about the most cruel and unusual punishments they endured. Get ready for a wild trip down memory lane.