|Fear the belt!|
Where is the justice in this? We should all join together to fight for the employee's right to spank bad children. She is the victim here for having to put up with a cookie-throwing child in the first place. I'm kidding. It was a bit too much to hit the child that many times. I've been spanked by a belt before, and it hurts, but usually after five swats my mother was done. I don't care to imagine what 26 times must have felt like.
But I do wonder how bad this child must have been to make her snap enough to beat him. And where were his parents in the first place? Growing up I knew a woman at church who used to say she had to sit on her hands when around bad children. Now I understand what she means. Often times I have to sit on mine to keep from snatching up someone's child. Just the other week I had to grip a basket in Walmart as these two children destroyed the store's Valentine's Day bear display. Their father didn't say one blessed word, and I did my best to keep quiet. Until IT happened. A bear hit me. Between clenched teeth, I let the boys know they were going to be an endangered species if one more bear flew in that store. Thankfully they moved away from me in a flash.
So far my encounters with bad children have only resulted in verbal reprimands. I think it's safe to say that sitting on my hands will keep me from causing any bodily harm. But I can't speak for everyone else. Parents of bad children everywhere should let this story be a warning. Your kids might act a fool with you and not have to suffer any consequences. But beware if you're in Dollar General.