Sometimes while walking past people, or because you thought you heard them say something (but they didn't), you look at people for a second. Sometimes your eye wanders when you're lost in thought. And some of those times they happen to look at you too, at the same moment.
There's an inadvertent, short eye contact. I usually instinctively look away, but that somehow feels weird. As though I'm deliberately avoiding eye contact, or like I was just caught staring. But I don't see the point of maintaining eye contact in these situations either. Explaining myself seems to be unwarranted. What would be the right/normal thing to do here?
I don't have problems maintaining eye contact otherwise, like at a meeting, or in a conversation with people.
Edit: I did see this question, but don't consider mine a duplicate of it. OP of that post knows exactly what to do on eye contact, but needs help with when (or whether) to make eye contact. I, on the other hand, have no choice in the matter. I'm talking about an accidental eye contact, and I have no clue about what to when it does happen.