The sister is back for a week-long holiday. And as usual, she brings her stories and grievances home to the “joy” of our ears. Honestly, sometimes I can’t be bothered. Simply because I had to go through the same things too. Going to the canteen, class, dorm (for seniors) were basically my part time jobs apart from studying and being one Mighty K. And the best part is, I never bothered to bother my mom of these tales. For me, it was simply too petty, too trivial to bother about. Boy, I did cry alot back then, but they just never knew why.
I’m sure some of my friends have sisters there too. I’m sure they regale you lot with tales of how this and that senior had asked them to walk to the canteen. That this senior called them to be “lectured”. It gets pretty irritating sometimes, doesn’t it? I went through all of that too and I didn’t think that they were too bad at the end of the day.
Well, guess what peeps? Times have changed, oh, yes, they have.
During our time, seniors were practically ruling the school because they were given the authority to do so. As in the right was legally handed to them by some of our beloved teachers back then like Ms. Vicky and the likes. Isn’t it a wonder why the teachers didn’t mind too much back then too?
To me, most of us just kept mum about it because the seniors back then weren’t that bad as compared to the ones they have now in college. Yes, they may have bossed us around, they may have scolded, shouted and “lectured” us. They may have said things that we didn’t want to hear. They may have demanded the “salam” even if we didn’t give it full heartedly. But somehow, despite all that, deep down under, they were still very much human.
All in all, that human touch never left them. As far as I remember, the senior cadets were super fierce, yet, they never called us names. They never threw their things at us or ask us to do ridiculous things like go around college collecting sanitary pads or spraying deodorant in our faces. Never.
Nowadays, the girls are pretty rowdy and rude, I must say. They hardly give “salam” to visitors, especially when I’m walking with my sister around college. For them, since my sister is a junior, there’s no need to respect her visitor too. They practice name-calling. They call juniors “tak guna” when these juniors have been the ones who climb the same stairs everyday (in fear) tending to their needs. They don’t allow juniors to pass by their dorms and because of that, these kids have to take a longer route just so they could get down from the Block.
And it doesn’t stop at name-calling, mind you. These seniors now have housekeepers and maids. Gosok baju? Like please, can’t they get off their bums and do it themselves? It’s not even difficult to do. Kain sekolah tu, kalau dah malas sangat, gosok setengah je. Kat part bontot tu abaikan. Sorok bawah baju kurung. I did it all the time. No need no junior for that. And for those who don’t know, nowadays, they are separated into dorms according to their batches. You think the problems stopped? Nah.
Even though these juniors don’t live in their dorms, don’t eat maggi, don’t sleep on their beds and don’t make the pigsty the seniors make out of the seniors’ dorms, they call their juniors to clean up their dorms. Like how much more of a lazybum can you be?
Canteen taknak pergi sendiri, buku kat kelas orang lain ambikkan, tea orang lain ambikkan, air orang lain amikkan kat watercooler, baju orang lain gosokkan (dengan tudung sekali ye) and now, bed sendiri and dorm sendiri pon orang lain nak kemaskan?
Ouh, ouh, how can I forget this one; juniors are not allowed to jog around college anymore. Apparently, it’s a privilege that belongs to the seniors only like WTH?? (tapi semua pon gemok jugak aku tengok)
All I can say is that this is the reason why the juniors’ parents are making noise. Not only are the parents more liberated nowadays, they are also fiercer. And the seniors? I’d say that they aren’t at all worth respecting. Because the majority of those who ask other people to do things for them are the nobodies; the non-band member, the non-prefect, the non-game player, the non nothing. Itu baru betul tak guna, ye tak?
Yang ada guna tak kacau hidup orang pon?
They are just downright mean nowadays. And utterly disrespectful even more so when you’re just the sister of a junior. And I seriously don’t blame The Sister for her endless lament. It is something to shout out about.
You have a (senior) sister there? Tell them to buck up will ya?
BAND doesn’t make your heart skip with the beats no more. CADETS are no longer actively marching around college with pride. Apparently Ms. Sergeant is not sure of the commands? (Dekda and K.Wanie and LinGhani, you people are the best!) And the rest are resting, also exercising their mouth muscles and gums, munching on food (taken by other people), and also lecturing skills, mungkin ramai nak jadi academician? And oh, oh, I forgot, perhaps they’re planning on enrolling into the course called “name calling”?
What is happening to the school we all love?