I grew up in an area where most of the houses were pretty crappy. A trailer park would have been considered an move up. My mother, my three sisters and I live in this tiny three bedroom, one bathroom house in Arizona. The houses were classic 1950’s style, all built very close to one another.
One Saturday afternoon, I was at a friend’s house. We were 10 at the time. She lived next door to the class bully - Crystal Richman. She had been held back a year, so she was much bigger than the other kids. And while I wouldn’t call her fat, she was pushing the limits of the definition of chunky. She constantly picked on me and the other girls, mostly shoving us around, but the reason we hated her the most was she would always looked to see if any of us girls would go into the bathroom at school. She followed us in and then peak over the stall. One girl claimed that Crystal actually paid her to come into the stall with her and watch her go poo.
My friend’s bedroom was opposite Crystal’s bedroom and on that particular day, we were inside playing and the bedroom window openAll of a sudden we heard a man’s voice yelling. We tried to listen, but we couldn’t quite hear what was being said, all though it was now clear it was Crystal’s dad. Then we heard, “get in your room right now,” followed by what was now clearly Crystal’s voice, “daddy, no please!” Then the words I can remember to this day, “pull down your pants and bend over.”
My friend and I looked at each other and smiled because we were about to have a front row seat of the spanking of our arch nemesis. Actually, we couldn’t see what was going, on, but we could hear the distinct slapping of leather against a bare bottom. It went on for quite some time and we were treated to Crystal’s screams and sobbing, sort of an indirect pay back for all the mean things she did to us. Of course come Monday she was meaner than ever.
She and her family moved away the summer between middle school and high school. Rumor had it she got caught “playing nasty” with a couple of much younger girls and the parents agreed not to press charges if they moved.