How a Butt Whooping Has Shaped My Life

Topics: Pain, Youth, Corporal punishment Pages: 2 (412 words) Published: February 18, 2009
How a Butt Whooping Has Shaped my Life

By: Terance Jerome Allen


Attention Arousing and Orientating Material:

Now everyone knows that in some point and time in your childhood that you have been a bad boy or girl and you had to be punished for that. I know I was a bad little youngster and I had my share of butt whoopings. I received these butt whoopings because I did something that was wrong, rude, impolite, or disrespectful towards and elder or another person. With that said, during my childhood, I received my share of butt whoopings

Thesis Statement:
As I grew threw my childhood, and into a young adult, I understand why I received butt whoopings and the painful disadvantages to them as well

Preview of Main Points:
Let’s now take a look at both the values and disadvantages of a butt whooping


I.There are advantages, even though some people disagree, from receiving a butt whooping.

1. I grew up to be a respectful young man
2. Anytime I did something wrong, a butt whooping and why I received the butt whooping explained to me helped me learn not to ever do that again. ( Story about jumping out of my room window to go play after being told I can not go play outside) 3. It helped me to be quick on my feet, ducking and dodging the swings, hand and eye coordination, and lateral feet movement. ( Story about running away from butt whoopings) 4. I grew up with values instilled in me and knowing the difference between right and wrong.

(Transition: And of course, butt whoopings, I believe, is the least like punishment any child would likely to receive.)

II.Anything my mother or father got their hands on turned into a corporal punishment tool.

1. Belts
2. Switches
3. Shoes
4. Hands
5. Wet Towels


Signal of completion:
Let me end by saying that when I grew older and more mature, I realized that my mama didn’t whoop me...
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