Leggy blue-eyed blonde Ariel answers the door to the postman, who delivers a mysterious tube. What does it contain? Some sort of strange bamboo beater and a wicked-looking strict split bamboo cane! She didn't order those... No, her boyfriend did! And he's not very pleased that she's opened his parcel, and spread packing all over the floor. So it is just the thing to try out the new implements on the soles of Ariel's bare feet!
He starts with the bamboo beater. Ariel is appalled- surely these new implements can't be for her feet? The beater delivers a broad thud, with its multiple thin bamboo strands delivering a broad impact. It isn't too bad, but as with all things bastinado, the pain builds and builds until Ariel is really grimacing and wincing with every stroke!
Then he starts using the split bamboo cane and Ariel just cannot believe how much it stings! It is very precise, almost surgical- he can place each stroke exactly where he wants... and what he wants is to target the wrinkles and creases on her soft soles, especially on her instep and in the high arches of her pretty feet! Ariel says the spilt cane is far worse that the normal cane! How many strokes can she take? She suggests just two- he says twenty! She's shocked, but appalled when he says "on each foot!" She brazens it out, trying to be tough "That's FINE with me!" she claims, defiantly. But a few strokes in and she really changes her tune....