Collective Idiocy-Army story

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Dear Boys,

I want to share a story about ‘collective idiocy’ that involved your father.

When I was an Army recruit, my training camp was back in Pulau Tekong and when it was time for us to book in, we have to find our own way back to Commando Jetty. So when it was time for us to book in, it is no surprise that you will see many botak (bald-headed) recruits on the same bus, since we are all booking in at the same time.

So this fateful night, we were on the bus, and heading towards a common destination, we all have to alight at the same bus-stop and of course we need to press the bell so that the bus driver will know there are passengers who were alighting.

What happened was a matter of group-think towards collective stupidity.

We all, the recruits in the bus, knew we are all alighting at the same stop, and we all waited for one of us to press the bell, and anyone of us can, but no one did!

So we looked wide eyed as the bus zipped past our stop and everyone started pressing the bell in frantic. Too late, the bus driver simply ignored us, and take it that the bell we pressed was for the next stop.

So the bus alighted at the next stop and the whole group of us has to dumb, dumb walk back to the earlier bus stop and towards Commando Jetty. No one said a thing about the incident, we didn’t have to, we all made a fool out of ourselves, and now thinking back more than 21 years later, the whole incident seems petty hilarious.

First posted June 18, 2015

The Effervescent Funny Story

The Effervescent Funny Story

Dear boys.

Here’s a funny story from a while back.

It happened in an NTUC Fairprice supermarket in White Sands Shopping Mall at Pasir Ris, your dad went in a casually bought a stick of what he thought was sweets. Well it was colourful and look like of of those pastilles type of candy.


It was not meant to be.

Once I’ve paid, opened the bottle cap and popped one into my mouth, immediately it started foaming. In. My. Mouth.

I was like…. !!!

I panicked but didn’t know what to do….

So I rushed back into the supermarket….

Bought a bottle of water and…

I wanted to wash the damn bubbling, sizzling gaseous things down my throat.

Can’t remember how I looked to the cashier but I’m sure I didn’t say a thing…

Opened the bottle water…kinda frantically, and drank…

Water + Effervescent = 😦

Of course, what would you expect?! It got more bubbling, sizzling gaseous which caused more panic!

Eventually, somehow I managed to wash the tablet down…


It got stuck in my throat…

all this time still bubbling, sizzling gaseous and CHOKING

which made me panic even more

and of course, I douse more water… the natural thing to do right?

Eventually the tablet went down and I could breath a sigh of relief; literally.

You know what your dad should have done to solve the problem?