Avoiding Eye Contact As Gamesmanship: Arthur Marshall


The failure to meet somebody’s eyes, if prolonged for an hour or so, is extremely off-putting and discouraging and I warmly recommend it as a weapon.

Arthur Marshall 1910-1989

Life’s Rich Pageant (1984)

The illustration is The British Character. A disinclination to sparkle. Cartoon by Pont  (Graham Laidler) in Punch 8 December 1937. Via Wikimedia

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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