Sighting somebody getting a cold shoulder at a meeting can be seen as ordinary, but if the snubbed person happens to be a dignitary then it becomes a bit unusual and perhaps embarrassing.
The same awkward situation was faced by the prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Theresa May, who was left with nobody to talk to.
This video from an EU summit held on Thursday shows the leaders of nations embracing.
Mrs May was left clumsily fidgeting with her cuffs. After 11 seconds of looking around for someone to talk to, she gave up and took her seat at the table.
Some in the British media report that the leaders’ attitude symbolises the EU’s attitude towards Britain following the decision to leave the EU in June.