My mind was slave to a million and one thoughts. Can mips have slips, my mind asked. Can zits have fits? Can bots have spots? Can nouns have frowns? Can nubes have froobs and if they can then what would the consequences of this be? Would it be important to take this into account? My mind was spinning like a top. Can scoops have loops, it asked. Can skinks have kinks? Can modules have nodules? Can curmudgeons have bludgeons? And so on and so forth. You can imagine it for yourself. If you want to do that is. The chances are that you probably don’t want to. The chances are that you probably wouldn’t want to imagine it for yourself. Why would you, after all? Why on earth would you – haven’t you got better things to be doing? Of course you’ve got better things to be doing, and plenty of them, I’d say! I do have psychic powers of course – it’s just that I don’t like to talk about them in public. I talk about them when I am on my own, which happens to be rather a lot of the time. I’m not what you would call a popular guy, I guess. Not when it comes down to it. I don’t have that thing, that particular quality, whatever it is. Some people say that the thing that attracts people to you is confidence but I think it’s more than that. Confidence alone is nothing. What I’m talking about is something indefinable, something more elusive than just being sure of yourself. I often think about things I could do to try to be more popular, of course. I often try to strategise to that end but the truth of the matter is that I just don’t get very far! It’s charisma isn’t it? That’s the word I was trying to think of. I need to work on my charisma, however you might to do that. The problem is that my psychic powers don’t happen to be very charismatic ones! One of my psychic powers is the power to know when people are judging or condemning me, even when they don’t say anything and don’t betray any expressions on their faces. They could even be smiling and saying nice things to me. I just know that they’re judging me and I can’t say how. Another of my psychic powers is the power to know when people are talking about me behind my back. I have a kind of radar that allows me to know that and it operates over long distances too. It’s a very uncomfortable gift. I have other psychic gifts as well of course, not just those ones. It’s just that I’m not prepared to talk about them! Not in public anyway. Certainly not in public.