Paddled Guy

I guess this may be seen as odd, but it works for us just fine. In our happy and long marriage in which neither of us is dominant, we have a sort of rule: I get my butt paddled from my wife if I drink and drive. I'm not necessarily drunk, but she is a teetotaler and really has strong feelings against drinking. I do drink and if I am with the guys, I may drink too much. There is a little discussion, no argument on my part, if I have done that. I am in for a paddling. I just take a shower, go over her lap, and she paddles me. It sure hurts! Then, things are once again fine between us. Maybe she has saved my life or someone else's. It works fine for us; I may have a sore butt, but I get what I have coming.

— George, 58

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