We wake up in a cold sweat thinking we have committed some awful crime followed by the sheer relief of knowing it never happened.
The Dame had a dream like that the other day. She dreamed that motormouth, Shaun Bailey, had somehow become mayor of this truly global city.
Bailey is a man of gimmicks.
His latest is to spend millions handing out burglar alarms to over 65's as if the rest of London's population is immune from the infection of home invasions.
The millions he proposes to spend are better deployed on replacing the 'on the streets' police removed whilst he was 'advising' Cameron on crime!
The Dame has had two experiences of Bailey...once over a sandwich when he droned on for an hour without once stopping to ask a question....the other, more recently, when she emailed him thrice in his role as an Assembly Member.
This self-important fellow had not the manners to reply.
When she raised this with a colleague of his he was told, "Shaun never replies to anyone unless he feels they will be useful."
The great surprise is that Rory Stewart has never challenged Bailey to a public debate.
The Dame holds no particular brief for Stewart but he does seem to want to genuinely engage with Londoners rather than talk at them.
Bailey seems to be looking for the next opportunity to promote himself