Fran whines, "Aaigh!! The computer ate my copy!" Arlo walks over and remarks to her, "Fran, the computer is a machine." Arlo remarks, "It doesn't 'eat copy' for no reason." Arlo explains, "You must have done something to offend it."
In today’s workplace, Arlo would most likely be accused of making Fran feel uncomfortable by leaning over her and invading her personal space.
HR would have Arlo’s head on a pike.