17 – 10 – 2007
21 – 3 = 18 more days to go.
This is Hell camp. If you ever watched ‘Major Pain’, you’ll understand a part of what we are being put through here. We were out by four again this morning, only that there was zero activity until almost 6 a.m. – imagine that! Back to the field to march (is it march or match?) some more then pick up the surroundings. We were sent to our halls at about 9 a.m. to eat and get dressed. By 10 we were chased to the field to await the Governor’s arrival, the Governor that had not even had his bath by then.
Finally the Deputy Governor showed. By noon we were through with the swearing in. The NYSC anthem has funny lyrics – let me give you some:
Youth obey the clarion call (clarion?)
Let us lift our nation high
Under the sun or in the rain
With dedication and selflessness
Now that is just the first stanza. The other three are worse, not worth mentioning at all. It seemed nice at first, and has a nice tone to it, but its “under the sun and in the rain” part that had me worried until I heard the pledge they made us recite – stuffs like
“I’m ready to give the supreme sacrifice” “I shall follow all orders”
What kind of sacrifice? What kind of orders? God is in control o!
We stood in the hot sun for about five hours and the Deputy Governor just took her time, strolling majestically through the ranks. Some people were fainting, some just left the groups altogether. I was so tired and dehydrated. I am so so tired. God help through the rest of this camp (notice the desperation here. I was just praying for everything to finish and this was day two).