I wonder if there is a term for it, analogous to smoking + flirting = smirting. There must be, as the two go so naturally well together (do they not…)
One rule of having a smoke outside of the office while engaging in a mild form of smirting is that the ‘fl’ part exists for as long as there the ‘sm’ part - & not a second longer (generally). This is almost an unwritten rule, which makes it ‘safe for work’.
But ‘drirting’ (or whatever it is called) is perhaps harder to control: a good glass of Merlot surely knows how to extract the unused affection from one’s old rusty soul & present it in glowing lights to whom it may concern based on here & now kind of thing. Like Jesus had said, if you know the situation I am referring to.
I remember talking to an almost random gentleman in a bar (who happened to be a biological weapon expert from Ireland, so he had told me). ‘So what do you like to drink in the evenings?’ - I asked. ‘Well, - he gathered his thoughts, looking at my glass, - Certainly red wine… White too… But also Guinness… Wiskey… Brandy… & Champagne!’
I was impressed : )