Pinch and a Punch for the First of the Month...

I wonder where this saying really did come from?

I know back in school which was a few days or so ago now, the kids used to take much glee in letting you know it was the first of the month with a nasty pinch and a decent punch into your arm! Then they'd exclaim, "pinch and a punch for the first of the month. White rabbit - no returns". Somehow this "white rabbit" was supposed to somehow stop you from returning the giver with the same.

Luckily I was usually the one giving pinches and punches so it didn't faze me too much. However, on those rare occasions that I did receive a pinch and a punch I was most indignant about it and usually retaliated.

What were your customs around this strange time of the month?
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