I have overheard a number of spankings. One, two actually, that sticks in my mind was when I made a delivery to an apartment block near a hospital, owned by the hospital for nurses and their families.
I was at the customer's door about to knock when from across the hall I could hear the nurse who had said hello to me in the elevator, and just gone in to her apartment (I'd taken a minute or two to check paperwork on my clip board) saying loud enough it was quite clear, “It's your choice. A spanking or grounded, no TV, for two weeks. Which is it?” I could hear a young boy, then another, protest and the mother said, “I told you both to have this place cleaned up, didn't I? You haven't put away a single one of your things, have you?” More talk from the two boys, then, “So, what's it going to be? A spanking or grounded?” I was able to make out one of the boys saying ‘spanking’ and the mother said, “Alright, go to my room and get your bottom bare.” Protests from the boy. The mother said, “Did you hear me? Bare! I'll be in in a minute to spank you.” Then, “what about you? Spanking or grounding?” I wasn't able to hear the reply exactly. Obvious he asked about a spanking as she said, “Yes, the hairbrush but not the strap this time. So, do you want the spanking, or grounding?” I couldn't make out his reply. She said, “Fine. I'm going to spank your brother now." He said something and she said, “no, just sit here and wait.”
I stood, waited. I could hear her talking. Not angry, just talking. Then a brief silence, then the unmistakable sound of a hand connecting with a bottom, a yelp and soon tears. A pause then, over the cries, her saying, “No, I'm not finished yet.” A moment later a loud smack, different, must have been the brush as there was a loud yowl …. a total of eight were delivered. End of smacks, comforting words. I couldn't make them out, just the tone.
I suspect she sent the first boy to his bedroom. Her voice was suddenly louder. Back in the living room. “Let's go.” “Aw mom …. please … I'm sorry.” “The trouble is you're not sorry you didn't do as I told you. You're sorry because you're going to get spanked. Next time I hope you'll do as you're told. Come with me.”
The second spanking was pretty much a repeat of the first.