My colleagues all know not to mess with me when I’m walking back and forth in a speedy fashion or rubbing my eyes while staring at my computer screen. While they can’t know for sure if I’m really busy or stressed, this kind of body language usually signals that I’m not up for talking at that moment. And most of the time, when you see someone in the office talking under his breath or pacing, you can probably assume the same.
A recent BuzzFeed video takes advantage of these basic signs to teach you how to fool people into thinking you’re working harder than you are. It may not be the right approach to your everyday work life, but it is an extremely accurate clip to laugh about while on your lunch break—and maybe a tip for recognizing when your colleagues really are overwhelmed and could use a hand.
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author