If someone calls your name while you are at your desk, just ignore it. When they come over to your desk to talk to you, jolt and act surprised. Then apologize and explain how you were lost in all this work that has been given to you.
If they probe further just tell them how you don’t want to talk about it as it will make you more stressed. Keep it up a few times and they will stop bothering you completely!
If all this drama is not your cup of chai, head out for an “Important Meeting” (i.e. 10 minutes of Nandoo walk) and get rained in dope-ass cash rewards! No pressure, totally your call, but really…