beatBack in the day, when the adage ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’ was the order of the day, our parents could beat us for a number of reasons. While some reasons were justifiable, there are others that remain unbelievable and which kids of today will never quite understand.

Here is that list that will take you down memory lane:

1. Crying after being beaten.
2. Not crying after being beaten
3. Crying without being beaten
4. Standing while the elders are seated
5. Sitting while the elders stand
6. Walking around aimlessly where the elders are
seated.
7. Replying back to an elder
8. Not replying back to an elder
9. Spending too much time without being beaten.
10. Singing after being admonished
11. Not greeting visitors
12. Eating food prepared for the visitors.
13. Crying to go with the visitors when the
visitors are
leaving.
14. Refusing to eat.
15. Coming back home after sunset
16. Eating at the neighbour’s home
17. Generally being moody.
18. Generally being too excited.
19. Fighting with your age mate and losing.
20. Fighting with your age mate and winning.
21. Eating too slowly
22. Eating too quickly
23. Eating too much
24. Sleeping while the elders had already woken
up
25. Looking at the visitors while they are eating
26.Stumbling and falling when walking…