…when it comes to giving their views about National Service, unless you are one of those who actually went through it of course.
To anyone thinks it is a)nation-building, b)a great bonding experience, c)fun, they ought to ask themselves what they were doing when we were experiencing wet undies, fungal rot, long road marches, SOC, IPPT (which still happens yearly actually) and all the other cool stuff in the curriculum. They were probably giggling in their uni hostels and wondering why guys keep talking about NS, as if there was nothing else to talk about.
Do we like NS? Do I even need to answer that?
We men don’t talk about breast-feeding, periods, and other girly things, nor do we really have an opinion about them that we’d like to share. So why comment on NS and its defaulters as if you knew better? Why not take my place during my reservist call up, and you’ll find out what a groovy place Gul Road is.
Actually it’s not people who skip NS that piss me off. It’s those selfish idiots who actually do NS and whom you have to share the same bunk with that really boils the blood.