Had another trying time trying to explain that I am leaving for three weeks to Wani.

“I come tomorrow,sir”
“Actually no come tomorrow. I go home until January 6 today”
“January, sir?”
“Yes, January”
“So I come tomorrow, sir?”

Sigh.

Office quiet—calm before the storm of leaving. John makes it back from Pune before I leave. Took off, saw the smog over Bangalore for the first time since arriving. No wonder I didn’t get a tan.