almost all recuits had to go for their field camps and learn about attacking enemies with flanking formations and such. these camps go on for days and sometimes actually cause recruits to do stupid things due to boredom. i was such a recruit.
a few days into the camp, we had to prowl around the jungle and wait for enemy fire so we could take cover, strategise and counter attack back. that mission this other recruit and i were really lucky, being chosen to fall back and give cover fire while the rest had to do some flanking nonsense and kill the enemy.
we were given blanks, so we had to conserve our firing. but honestly 1 mag is never enough. pretty soon, we all ran out of blank ammo.
recruit:"sergeant, no more ammo, how?"
sergeant:"use ur mouth lah u bloody kuteh!"
recruit:"yes sergeant, bang bang bang"
well, we mocked the sounds of guns firing and waited for the rest to finish the flanking. i guess the tekong heat+boredom+proning on grass+sergeant not around got to me and i went "ziu ziu ziu!" like the sound of lazers in one of those sci fi shows. my fellow recruit thought that it was rather funny, thus adding fuel to my act of stupidity. with the lack of disciplinary figures around, i became bolder, therefore louder. never did i expect my platoon commander to be behind me.
platoon commander:"what the fuck are u doing?!"
platoon commander:"u were told to make the sounds of gun fire! wat were u doing?!"
me:"erm sir, my gun can shoot lazer."
and that was it. i had the best fucking ever. i wonder what causes recuits to excuse brain.