My mom's second husband was awful about punishments.
Once, he decided I'd "mouthed off" so he made me stand in the kitchen and cook 10 pounds of bacon. (HUH?)
Another, I sighed at the wrong time (meaning he was yelling at me and I exhaled too loudly), so he took my phone, tv, radio, computer, tape player and all non-school related books (I had to argue to keep the one for my English report) for 2 weeks. I was only allowed out of my room for school, meals and the bathroom (and even then I had to ask permission!) If I went into the main part of the house and the TV was on, I had to stare at the floor.
And once, I missed a spot on the back of a plate washing dishes, so he took EVERY kitchen item out of every drawer and cabinet and I wasn't allowed out of the kitchen until they had all been washed, hand dried and put aside for him to inspect.
at 6:21 PM on Dec. 21, 2010