The civic symbol that stares down on us remains stuck at 5 to 3. It’s dark now and things are slow in the fish and chip shop but above the hands remain at 5 to 3. Lorries move through town taking advantage of the 5 to 3 thin traffic. Youngsters seek fun and meander aimlessly, their hopes and fears and feelings under the scrutiny of CCTV and the hands at 5 to 3. We’ll sleep soundly tonight tapped in a 5 to 3 universe. The papers will be delivered at 5 to 3. Nairn will come back to life, piece by piece at 5 to 3. You’ll go to work at 5 to 3. Don't try and convince yourself that it isn’t 5 to 3.