WALKING in the same direction as someone after you have already said goodbye is the most stressful experience you can possibly have, experts have confirmed.
Psychologists said it ranked above losing a close family member, divorce, moving house and getting hit by a train.
Victim Tom Booker said: “I said goodbye to a colleague as we got out of the lift, only to have them set off in the same direction as me. It honestly felt like the blood froze in my veins.
“When I look back on it now, it feels like it happened to someone else.”
Psychologist Dr Helen Archer said: “There are a number of techniques you can employ if you find yourself in this situation. Try commenting on how awkward it is, pretending you have to go back for something, or jumping in front of a van.”