I knew what that was. THAT was the standard “ignore-and-avert-eyes” tactic being employed by the mustachioed clerk at the National Savings Bank .
Here I was, a regular Pakistani citizen, pestering the employee with questions when it was quite clear that he had only had his second cup of tea*. He hung his head lower and buried himself in the busy-work occupying him – actual files and folders cascading all over the desk. (*sarcasm intended)