Sometimes when I get to a pedestrian crossing, I press the button for the crossing signal without thinking about it.
At this stage, there is a lone car slowing down to stop as I walk across. I realise that I could have let the driver go, then slipped over the road without a green ‘walk’ signal.
‘I feel guilty about pressing the button,’ I said to Damjan. ‘We didn’t have to stop the car.’
‘Well, you’re entitled to use the pedestrian lights,’ Damjan said.
I thought about it then added, ‘In fact, I’m actually legally obliged to use the lights.’
‘True,’ Damjan agreed.