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There’s a funny saying, that “marriage is the tomb of love”. Well, we beg to differ, because that doesn’t happen to everyone. But of course, when you marry the wrong person, you’ll realize that there’re a lot of similarities between enlisting to NS and marrying. Disagree? Well, read on and draw your own conclusion.
Just another disclaimer: we all still love our wives or girlfriends. Very much! =)
You lose your freedom
NS: Pretty clear-cut, isn’t it? During BMT, you have to ask for permission even when you just want to go to the toilet.
Marriage: If you don’t ask for permission for a night out with your guy friends, you’re in for a surprise when you reach home.
You have no salary and are instead given allowance
NS: You’re given allowance and nothing else.
Marriage: Your salary is deposited into a joint account and you’ll be given allowance by your wife.
You have an OC
NS: He is usually a Captain or a Major, and he cares for his soldiers.
Marriage: She is usually a working adult or housewife, and she cares for her bags.
You have to follow instructions if not you’ll be punished
NS: Sign extras if you’ve done something wrong—it’s as simple as that.
Marriage: Sign more cheques to buy more bags for your wife if you’ve done something wrong—it’s as tough as that.
You have to wake up early to do something
NS: It’s either 5BX or some training.
Marriage: You either send your wife to work or send your kids to school.
You have many things but own nope of them
NS: You’ve got a fancy rifle that no one else can have and a nice comfortable bed. But nope of them belong to you.
Marriage: Everything in your house belongs to your wife—somehow and somewhat.
You eat what is given to you
NS: Choice of food is non-existent: you eat what is given to you.
Marriage: Choice of food is non-existent: you eat what your wife cooks or wants to eat.
You have to do guard (baby) duty
NS: You wake up every four hours to guard the camp every now and then.
Marriage: You wake up every two hours to feed your baby every single day
You wear what is given to you
NS: Be it Number 3 or Number 4, you just wear what you need to wear.
Marriage: Your wife buys everything for you, from your glasses to your socks.
You spend a bulk of your free time with NS / wife
NS: 80% of your free time is with your army mates.
Marriage: 100% of your free time is with your wife.