PLKN Anxiety

"Weih you kena NS ar?"
"Joe I damn tension now weih! I just sent the sms. Waiting now." .

I was rather unaware at first that we could already check the results of the dreaded Khidmat Negara. Infamously (or rather affectionately) called NS, or the place that guys go to get their head shaved.

Mei was persuading me to check and eventually Arjun help send a text for me. He told me he'd tell me in the morning but the reply never came.

I thought the night before was bad but I had no idea it was so bad when I came to school. An air of anxiety filled the atmosphere where everyone was eagerly waiting for the clock to strike 9am to send in the requests. Some sent it the day before and the rest of us, me included, were just patiently waiting. Did I mention it was tensed as hell?

As it was seconds away from 9 students across the Form 5 class were already tensed as hell. Then the messages were sent. Some replies were instant. Some were long. Mine took 3 attempts and a few hours and every second felt long. I was anxious as hell.

As the results came in there was some surprise. People who you could not really imagine getting it got it. Denise, Elsie, Liz, Lemuel, Ghavi, Aiman and many more. Though there was even more who didn't get it. Trust me, most of those that got it was in distraught!

Cynthia was particularly funny since she literally screamed when she got the results. If you've heard her scream before you'd know it ain't pretty. She didn't get it of cause.

Julian and Jon got their results the day before and was ironically chosen for PLKN. Jon was rather okay with it while Ju was in denial. He was so against the idea! So much for muscles. :)

For me? Well,

RM0.20 PLKN: Maaf! 930324****** anda tidak terpilih untuk menyertai PLKN Siri 8/2011. Terima kasih!

It still wouldn't be the same without everyone. But I guess that ain't all that bad!