This instrument soon gave way to a cane rod. It had no calibration as such, only some irregularities. It came in variety of diameter and length, both affecting flexibility - sometimes one was extended the privilege of choice :o) The application of which required a bend over posture and presenting bottoms up. Its resulting sting was rather more ferocious... pre-teen a show of ones resilience amongst ilk, for the growing teenager greater embarrassment.
Some 'educators' disliked long hair -- in the era when it was fashionable -- one math teacher, I recall, was not only an eager cane operator but (erroneously) believed he had aptitude as hair stylist.
Pink Floyd liberated :-) a measure of reflection upon 'the disciplined generation':
Very neat handwriting & good spelling
Still can't recite multiplication tables, dislike of subject... (when it comes to counting $ ALL people manage quite well)
Horror history lessons - who needs to parrot dates, dictators & fascists when taught by the cane of a sadist supremo, in real time ?
Matriculated :-) with distinction in English (my instructors were wonderful people)
Thereafter, the regime made men out of boys and allowed any military hairstyle. Not much math required to weigh the options: 2yrs compulsory VS 4years imprisonment...
No therapy required - self medicated & marijuana is legalized :-D
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