Back when I was a mouthy teenager, I used to get grounded a lot.
I just never really knew when to shut my mouth for some reason.
I guess a lot of people probably have that problem, but I think I was worse than most. At least that’s what my parents tell me now. Anyway, my parents ended up getting really creative about punishment for me because they couldn’t continually keep me at home because they wanted me out of there! I can’t say that I really blame them either. Anyway, they decided that in order to punish me properly, they would get me where it really hurt. The main thing that bothered me the most was being too hot when I was a kid. I hated being without air conditioning, and my parents knew it. That’s why, whenever I would get into trouble, my dad would come upstairs and uninstall my window unit air conditioning from the window in my room. If I was disrespectful to my parents, then I knew I was going to pay for it by being hot in my room upstairs for weeks at a time. More than once, knowing that I would be without air conditioning really made me stop and rethink the things that were going to come out of my mouth! I guess my parents really knew what they were doing because I ended up turning into a responsible and respectful adult. I think my love of air conditioning probably really contributed to that. I love air conditioning even more now than I did back then.