this happened this afternoon, with a 30 yo female SLE co-worker:
she: I'm trying to burn some files to cd, but I can't get it to work.
me: okay. I'm about to leave right now, is tomorrow morning soon enough?
she: yes, but I am very frustrated right now! *hint*
me: do you want a hug? *in a somewhat mocking tone*
so we hug.
use of demonstrative function?