I was browsing a beach shop in L.A. with my wife, and I saw a variety of paddles with titles of this nature. Other titles include wife tamer, and 'for the cute little dear(deer) with the bare(bear) behind', and similar appropriate sayings.
I quietly showed it to my wife, and after leaving the store, I asked if she would go back and buy it. She could pass it off as a joke present for her husband. She responded that if I wanted the paddle, I should go and buy it. I did go back and buy it, but it was very embarrassing as one older saleslady showed it to the other sales lady nearby, and they both chuckled. I made a lame comment about it being a funny present for a friend, and they nodded and stated 'sure'. Lynn and I had been the only ones in the store a little while earlier, and I had come back about 30 minutes later to purchase only this item. My explanation was obviously untrue. [I paid cash, I would not want them to know my name with a credit card]
Have you ever purchased one of these type paddles in obviously not a adult themed store? What did you say when purchasing it? Does my experience encourage you to buy one? If ever I did buy another, I would quite openly state that it helps solve marital problems sometimes, and we don't seem to have one with us on this vacation. I might even do this just for the reaction of the sales woman.
Previously, I have purchased a few paddles, but have come to know the sales people, and kink is their main raison d'etre. All other spanking instruments have been bought through the mail.