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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 01:54 AM
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16. More of the good old try to control your child through pain and torture
While I never got the hot sauce treatment, probably because by age 10 I was eating it like it was any other non hot food, at age 6 I started eating meats with horse radish . I did get dish soap in the mouth for smoking and beat like a red headed step child for any other reason under the sun, like mom taking bro into the store leaving me to watch the other 3 siblings in the car, bro stole a pack of gum from the store he got his ass beat and taken into the store so mom could pay for it, he had opened it.

Then mom came out to the car and beat my ass with a belt for letting my bro steal the gum, even though I didn't know about it until mom and bro got back in the car, then I asked mom if she bought bro gum. Mom and dad were chirstians but non fundy type, they believed they had to beat the fear of god into me. Did their tactics work? Nope I just got very good at covering my ass and staying out of sight. My dad once broke a 2 X 4 across my back because I couldn't find a horse harness under 4 foot of grown over grass, apparently dad saw it laying there right after the last snow fall and waited till it was grown over and he decided to mow the mess before telling me about it, he hit it with a lawn mower, I was 9 or 10 at the time.

It was well known back then to the neighbors as my friends in the neighborhood often lied to my parents when I was involved in neighborhood hell raising. But this was back in the 60's and most abuse was ignored and parents told their kids that if you opened your mouth you'd be put in a state home where it was really hell to survive, it didn't help I had cousins that were taken by the state who told stories about state care. Don't get me wrong it wasn't pure hell as there were good times but when it was bad it was a living hell.

I wore leg braces at the time so when school asked about bruises and cuts they were told that I "fell down". Because I was expected to work when I wasn't in school I tended to fall a lot but that was from exhaustion more then it was from my disabilities. Now my sister got hot sauce put on her thumb to stop her from sucking it, My moms sister came up with the bright ideal and it only took sis 1 time and she stopped.
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  -Naive me. Hot sauce in mouth acceptable punishment among some fundamentalists. madfloridian  Oct-14-09 01:01 AM   #0 
  - Haven't they heard about washing their mouths out with soap?  timeforpeace   Oct-14-09 01:04 AM   #1 
  - Doesn't inflict a painful enough punishment...  depakid   Oct-14-09 02:52 AM   #24 
  - aw c'mon!  DontTreadOnMe   Oct-14-09 01:07 AM   #2 
  - Do these good Christians know they're using homeopathic magic  EFerrari   Oct-14-09 01:11 AM   #3 
  - Oh.My.God.  AllyCat   Oct-14-09 01:11 AM   #4 
  - My mom used to wash out my mouth with soap when I was a child.  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-14-09 01:15 AM   #5 
  - +1 and, I drink Tabasco sauce like milk.  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:32 AM   #9 
  - But...didn't Jesus say  MineralMan   Oct-14-09 08:01 AM   #27 
     - I think he really said, " Shut them brats up - beat their nasty ass." That's the  old mark   Oct-17-09 05:13 AM   #45 
  - My mom did too, and scraped the soap against my teeth.  Ineeda   Oct-14-09 05:47 AM   #26 
  - I think I know where James Dobson would really like to shove that bottle of hot sauce.  lutherj   Oct-14-09 01:16 AM   #6 
  - You know this is not just done in the US  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-09 01:17 AM   #7 
  - And parents should be forewarned.....  DeSwiss   Oct-14-09 01:28 AM   #8 
  - there are some hot sauces that can be pretty dangerous  notadmblnd   Oct-14-09 01:33 AM   #10 
  - Good though, huh.  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:41 AM   #12 
     - Given I started eating hot sauce adn biting serranos by  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-09 01:46 AM   #15 
        - The warning on my bottle of Blair's Ultra Death  notadmblnd   Oct-14-09 04:54 PM   #36 
  - All shit like this teaches kids is that adults are sadists  Chulanowa   Oct-14-09 01:35 AM   #11 
  - That's all this stuff taught me..........  PDJane   Oct-14-09 01:41 AM   #13 
  - Yup!  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:43 AM   #14 
  - +1 - it's a good way to turn kids into authoritarian bullying assholes  WildEyedLiberal   Oct-14-09 01:56 PM   #35 
  - More of the good old try to control your child through pain and torture  mrcheerful   Oct-14-09 01:54 AM   #16 
  - In Florida, no eating soap either.  flvegan   Oct-14-09 02:01 AM   #17 
  - Wouldn't it be better to educate people than throw them in jail  Jeep789   Oct-14-09 02:44 AM   #21 
  - Hell, why not douse their eyes with Tabasco?  trusty elf   Oct-14-09 02:09 AM   #18 
  - The first time I heard of this stupidity was from that woman who  Liquorice   Oct-14-09 02:10 AM   #19 
  - This part about Blair was at the first link. I never heard of such stuff as this.  madfloridian   Oct-14-09 01:48 PM   #33 
  - If I can get some chicken wings with it then sign me right up.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Oct-14-09 02:17 AM   #20 
  - As a teacher, I am a mandatory abuse reporter.  harry_pothead   Oct-14-09 02:47 AM   #22 
  - In Arizona, teachers are still allowed to hit students.  armyowalgreens   Oct-14-09 02:48 AM   #23 
  - This will create many with eating disorders.  Gman2   Oct-14-09 05:00 AM   #25 
  - When watching The Passion of the Christ stops doing it for you. n/t  Orsino   Oct-14-09 08:13 AM   #28 
  - A daycare used this method??? I worked in daycare for two years and we could not  Jennicut   Oct-14-09 08:30 AM   #29 
  - If you kids don't stop fighting we're going out for wings!  JVS   Oct-14-09 08:34 AM   #30 
  - Declared legal in Sarasota in 2004. This stuff stuns me.  madfloridian   Oct-14-09 11:13 AM   #31 
  - Drinking hot sauce is far worse than putting it on the child's tongue.  madfloridian   Oct-16-09 11:08 PM   #38 
  - " 'Hot saucing,' or 'hot tongue,' has roots in Southern culture..."  dysfunctional press   Oct-14-09 11:18 AM   #32 
  - That does not surprise me one bit.  madfloridian   Oct-16-09 11:39 PM   #42 
  - I'll make a deal with you  MajorChode   Oct-17-09 05:54 AM   #46 
  - assholes.  Mari333   Oct-14-09 01:51 PM   #34 
  - Some public school principals, too  KamaAina   Oct-14-09 05:07 PM   #37 
  - "...cause significant burns and damage to developing tissues in the mouth, esophagus"  Contrary1   Oct-16-09 11:18 PM   #39 
  - I got hot saused, spanked, punched, tied up, kicked, grounded....  Lagomorph   Oct-16-09 11:26 PM   #40 
  - It makes me sad that something so good is used for punishment.  aikoaiko   Oct-16-09 11:36 PM   #41 
  - Lord help 'um if they get caught masturbating!!  bertman   Oct-16-09 11:47 PM   #43 
  - lol  madfloridian   Oct-17-09 12:28 PM   #48 
  - For refusing to EAT?????  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-17-09 04:40 AM   #44 
  - It is always stunning to me  quaker bill   Oct-17-09 06:14 AM   #47 

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