Now hang on a second – only yesterday I stood at the traffic lights waiting for the little green man to let me cross. Being to lazy to get off my bike and press the pedestrian button, I waited sadly as the cycle of cars ran through, the traffic lights changed, but my little man never appeared – prompting me eventually to get off my butt off the bike and press the button.

And I’m sure that when I ask the elevator doors to close quickly by pressing the ‘door close’ button, they comply, even to the dismay of the person running down the hall to make the lift.

Surely this isn’t just my misperception of time or some trick of placebo … ?