Have you ever performed the “look away?” You know about the “look away,” don’t you?

You walk into a restaurant (or a market or wherever) and you see someone you know, someone you were maybe introduced to once or twice but really don’t know or have anything to say to them. You both look at each other, then you immediately both look away.

You look down at the ground. You pick something up. You pretend you didn’t see each other, even though you made direct eye contact with each other.

At that moment, to do the “look away” and walk away from that person is the best idea. That way you can avoid the awful idle small talk conversation with someone you really have no desire to talk to in the first place.

I just love those conversations. “Hey, how are you (like I really care)?” “I’m great, how are you (like I really care)?” We’ve all been through those awful conversations.

So, I think when two people do the “look away” with each other, they are doing it on purpose. If that person doesn’t come up and say anything to you, then you can both just look away and go!

It’s funny, because you’ll always tell somebody about it when a “look away” happens. You’ll come home and tell your significant other, “Hey, I say your friend today. I didn’t want to talk to them, so I looked away.”

I do it. You do it. We all do it.

We do the “look away” a lot. You do it and it’s actually fun.

It’s kind of social etiquette. The “look away” is probably one of the best things to do when you don’t want to waste your time with idle chit-chat with anybody.

So, now I want to hear from you. Have you done this recently, and how did it work for you?

And one last thing.

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And Favre may lose tonight but he will still get lucky with his young fling he has in NYC.

More of that funny story later in the week.