I sat in this seat for 6hours and stood up once. I don't really know how I managed it but India has a tendency to warp time completely. There was nowhere to get water or go to the toilet but somehow the time passed quickly.
I passed the time reading 'The Secret History'... I appreciated the mention of 'Sanskrit and Copic and those other nutty languages'. Firstly, because I am here to study Sanskrit and second because I love the word 'nutty'.
Finally after 6hours I went out into the humidity and we set off on the three hour drive to Pondy.