Here’s a funny but true tale from a guy I play basketball with.
As everyone should know, we have the glorious initial phase of National Service we know as BMT (and what I call Boliao Monotonous Training). So during BMT there’s this all-important test that decides your fate after that; your life as an potential officer cadet thereafter is greatly decided there, no kidding. It’s called the situation test (or sit test) so don’t take my word for it, go ask other guys who’ve been through NS.
And so this aspiring guy had the legendary *Tekong cough before the test period, and reported sick. What he didn’t realise of course, was that the medical officer (or MO) would assign the status of **Att B to him for the rest of the week.
In short? Hello invalid, goodbye test, goodbye officer life. He could literally see the dream evaporating, nooooo.
So what did he do? What would you do?
Guy: Sir, can shorten the days for my Att B?
Guy: Sir, my sit test is coming up. Please.
MO: No. Get out.
Guy: Sir, help me please.
Mo: No. Get out.
Guy: No, Sir help me.
MO: .. knock it down.
This was the first funny part, because he was supposed to be sick and yet he still got punished, lol.
But after he finished his pushups, and recovered..
Guy: Sir help me.
MO: No, get out!
Guy: Sir help.
In the end the MO had no choice and left his own room, lol.
And so the moment the guy booked out, he headed straight for a general practitioner (or GP).
GP: So what’s wrong with you?
Guy: I want you to prove that I’m healthy.
I wish I could’ve seen the doc’s face lol. It was probably the first time that he’d seen a recruit wanting him to give a clean bill of health instead of complaining he was sick.
The GP didn’t do it in the end though, since he wasn’t supposed to overrule another doctor’s decision. Tough shite.
But it was a happy ending in the end, since the guy got to go for his sit test, became best recruit for his company, became a Navy regular, and is enthusiastically undergoing his training as an officer cadet now.
And yeah, we end the tale here.
*Tekong cough: some dumb incessant coughing that most recruits encounter, no small thanks to the rust-filled water there.
**Att B: essentially you’re considered only fit for light duties, and usually assigned to menial chores. Half-fcuked MC IMO.
If that’s how long it’s gonna take for a visit to the doc, count me out dude.
– Interesting IQ game, solved it in ten minutes heh. è¿‡æ²³æ¸¸æˆ! – link courtesy Ed.
– Official teaser trailer for Spiderman 3 on YouTube, for the poor losers like me who can’t view the Quicktime trailer.
Quote of the day:
“Of this infinitesimal universe, and in the great scheme of things,
one is but a speck of negligible variable in the history of time.” – from ahlong‘s silent prayer.
(Don’t believe his 12th-century crap, he wrote it himself. It’s a good piece isn’t it?)