Ever wondered what the best way to start a 12 hour long bus journey was? I learned the hard way, that it’s not with an awkward situation. Since we were three of us, the two girls decided to sit together while I sat with one of the organisers. I was excited because we had several things of mutual interest to discuss (memes). All of a sudden, this other guy sits down next to me and says, “Hey, Elton. Remember me?” If you know me personally, you’ll know that I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast that day, let alone people. Turns out he was a friend of mine from when I used to live in Bombay. It was great to meet an old friend, except for the fact that after we were re-acquainted, my long-lost friend didn’t get up. I could feel hate-stares penetrate my soul from my original seat partner as this guy lifted his bag and handed it to him. No memes were discussed for 12 hours (a personal record, but nobody really wins).