I’m not usually a participant of April Fool’s Day gags, but I stumbled on this idea last week, and Today was a fun day to play it out.
See, I have pretty good peripheral vision, and I can keep a straight face, while at the same time delivering an animated engaging conversation.
So when people would come up to my desk to ask a question, I would respond to them.
But I would not look directly at them, in fact, my gaze would not even come close. My entire body might face 30-45 degrees from the direction of inquirer, but my voice and body language as if I was talking directly at them, reacting at their reactions, nodding thoughtfully at their words, letting my face react to what they might say.
Observers thought the exchange was uncanny.