I did not join this mad rush. Frankly, I did not even know that something like this was afoot. I would still have not joined up for this lark anyway.

I am already a Martian.

In my immediate neighbourhood, there are four Cooperative Housing Societies named after planets. Venus, Pluto, Mars and Neptune. The builder who had developed this area must have had some sense of humour!

I live in the Mars Cooperative Housing Society and therefore I am already a Martian. QED.