So, the book is out. I’m pretty thrilled, albeit exhausted. Last night we had a launch party, also known as “Twenty people get together in a pub and get sloshed while talking about spanking”. Unfortunately, I was so off my head on dental pain that I completely failed to actually communicate with anyone, but it was lovely to drink in the atmosphere and listen in to the conversations.
Quite a lot of the conversation seemed to turn around spanking the waitress who was serving our table. She was clearly well-intentioned, but incompetent to the degree of almost complete pointlessness. I won’t enumerate the ways in which she managed to make the meal slower than a fine dining experience with an 12-course tasting menu, but even I, with my toothache-frayed attention span got quite annoyed.
When Emma Jane declared that she really wanted to cane the waitress for the general uselessness, I was quite surprised. Thing is, I normally prefer to dispense punishments to people I actually like. (I know, it may come across as somewhat psychotic: the more I like somebody, the harder I want to spank them. Evil.) When somebody annoys me, the last thing I want to do is waste a spanking on them. Emma Jane, though, was adamant that the waitress deserved a caning, and therefore she, Emma, would be the person to do it.
So, what do you say? Should spanking fantasies be squandered on annoying people? Or should they be reserved for people we like? Where do you stand in this debate?