Sometimes the hours just crawl by and you want to feel useful, but you also really want to watch the video your friend just texted you. Unfortunately for business owners, human employees aren't machines. We get distracted, we require breaks, fresh air and blood flow and sometimes we just want to talk to our co-worker about the office's favorite TV show.
While there are plenty of tried and true methods for looking like you're working when you're actually online shopping for a last minute wedding gift, some people can get really creative. When a recent Reddit user asked for favorite techniques, people on the 9-5 shared workplace grind were definitely ready confess.
Just look frustrated with whatever you're doing.
Squint at your computer screen, shake your head, let out an occasional sigh, have a bunch of papers on your desk you can rifle through periodically.
You don't want to look so frustrated that you might need some help, but if you do this right everybody will think you're already too busy with something to be bothered.