High School Punishment

Do you remember ever being given the order “kneel down!” as punishment in high school? I do. Vividly. And in my view, there was no punishment worse than kneeling down – especially for a long stretch of time. Think about it. Whether it was scrubbing toilets or doing laps round the hockey pitch, you could at least do them with an attitude, showing the system that nothing moves you. But kneeling down? There was just no dignified way of doing it. It got you right where it hurt. In fact I am fairly convinced that it is possible for someone to die from excessive kneeling. As a school prefect, I also despised it as a form of punishment meted out to law-breakers and actually used it only once and this one time it was my friend & classmate Diana who Read more