WARNING: This entry is laced with expletives to reflect the true feel of reservist conversations. Minors should not read it, much less try it at home.
Note: Those of you who do not know what the abbreviations mean, drop me a separate note to clarify.
We were randomly assigned into groups of 6 for our marksmanship (shooting) test for day and night shoots from 100m.
There were 2 types of targets: man sized (big) and 1/3 man size (small)
There were no individual scores.
The total score for the group determines whether it passed or failed.
My group has good shooters, mediocre shooter and bobo-shooters (those who can shoot an overweight elephant from 5m).
We marginally passed our day shoot 70%.
3 of us shot > 90% and 3 were absolutely bobos.
We gathered after the shoot before our results were announced.
Meepok: "i think i got 14 out of 15. na beh. missed a perfect score."
Chee (the storeman who was a bobo): "na beh. si peh lucky. i managed to get one shot out of 15."
Bobo2 (lawyer, in Queen's English accent): "Good Lord and Na beh. i fired all 15 rounds. but i shot the target in the wrong lane."
Our strategy became clear.
The bobos were to take the lanes with the easiest targets for the night shoot."
When it was time for the night shoot, we were pretty confident that our new bobo-proof lineup would work.
The range was pitch dark, save the targets which were barely illuminated..
I took aim and realised we were in deep shit.
I couldn't see the target.
Took five shots and landed one.
Meepok: "Section! NBCB! I can't see the LC moving target! "
Chee, the storeman: "ah? the target come out already meh?"
Meepok: "Fxxx you lah! 5 came out already lah. 3 big ones and 2 small ones."
All 6 of us each had 10 more bullets (with 60 targets left) and we needed to hit another 20 targets to pass.
The rate we were going, we'd be lucky to get 5.
Bobo2 (a lawyer, in a queen's english accent): "Meepok! By jove !! i really can't see the KNN LC small target much less Fxxking shoot it."
Meepok: "Ok, Men! most of you can see the nah beh big target right?"
Men: "agak agak can lah..."
Meepok: " agak can liao. Fxxk the small target. use all your CB bullets on big targets only. make sure u hit all the big ones. BoBos, when pple fire, you also point forward and fire. maybe with some luck, you'll fxxking hit something."
Bobo3 (a taxi driver): "Meepok, the conducting officer never asked us to shoot only big targets leh."
Meepok: "na beh CB, the conducting officer also never ask you to miss all your shots so far! If you want to pass and go back camp early to sleep, you better do as I say! Nah beh!!!"
Bobo3: "Yes, Meepok!"
Meepok: "any more questions?"
Bobo2: "Why SAF women so ugly ah?"
I threw my weapon at him and the rest of the men kicked him in the balls.
Meepok: "anymore questions?"
Men: "no, meepok!"
Bobo2 (in high pitched voice, holding his crotch): "no..... nooohhh"
Meepok: "Ok! let's roll and get at least 30 motherfxxking target so we can pass and go back fast. Good luck guys."
We stuck to our new strategy and managed to hit 35 out of 60 targets.
Apparently, the bobos managed to get 5 of the small targets without aiming.
Our lucky stars were indeed shining.
This again proves that SAF reservists are thinking soldiers.
We adapt and react quickly to adverse situations.
It is also worthwhile to note that , we communicated effectively, concisely, sometimes violently, albeit cress and vulgar at times (an understatement).
Enemies, you should be afraid. Very afraid.....
Posted at 12:31 am by meepoktah
Lim Peh Kah Li Kong !! =>