Action taken by a person who spys another person approaching whom he would like to avoid.
Evasive maneuvers include:
1. Ducking down an aisle or into a cubicle to avoid the person.
2. Turning around mid-stride and walking away from the person before he spys you.
3. Making up an elaborate (yet plausible) excuse to get away from the person, i. e. "I really want to chat, but I am late picking up my kids from daycare. It was good seeing you!"
4. Pretending to be engaged in some important act (i.e. a telephone call) so the person is forced to leave your presence.
Upon seeing the office gossip approach, the clerk begins the evasive maneuver of grabbing a stack of folders and heading toward the file room.