So let’s take a hypothetical situation and see how you all feel about it via a poll, shall we? 🙂
Say a top and a brat make a wager over whether the brat can complete a certain task by a certain time. It’s not the top’s idea to time it — she’s the one who expresses doubt that the brat will be able to do (for example) three different chores in half an hour. It’s the brat who insists she can, and says she’ll time it to prove it. The top agrees, but warns there will be a penalty for every minute over the half hour. She knows the brat usually underestimates the time it takes her to complete things. You’d think the brat, who has known herself faaaar longer than the top has known her, would realize this. But the brat (like many brats) is an eternal optimist.
Sure enough, the chores take 34 minutes to complete. Which actually impresses the top, but is nonetheless 4 minutes over. The penalty which the top imposes involves a smack with a hairbrush on the count of 4: (one)*swat* (two)*swat* (three)*swat* (four)*swat*….you get the idea. And then a extra hard swat whenever the number FOUR is mentioned. And this is the song which will be used to count out those smacks:
That seems pretty straightforward, no?
Reactions, anyone? 🙂