So my odyssey today of going around to BDSM stores across the city looking for a rattan cane turned out to be three hours that could have been saved if I was smart enough to phone ahead and ask around first. Not only did the stores I went to not have the bamboo caning stick I was looking for, but they were completely out of all ‘percussion instruments’, as they apparently like to call these things. The closest item any of them had in stock was a riding crop, which seems way too far from a cane to be a reasonable substitute.
So now I have a question for you guys. I can order a proper cane from Toronto and have it in by Friday or I can just go to the hardware store and pick up a 3/8″ or 1/2″ dowel which one of the jackals assures me gives about the same experience on the cheap and get this thing done tomorrow. So what do you guys say?