Queuing is a fact of life nowadays. Even if you only want a cup of tay and a sticky bun you have to line up for it. It’s the same in the shop, the post office and the chemist. We have become a nation of queuers.

A friend of mine who emigrated to London tells me that queuing is a way of life there and if you stand in the one spot for two minutes a queue of people will form behind you, just to see if you are waiting for something they should be waiting for.