And you've noted Eric's look of baited-breath anticipation, yes
? Trying to stay cool and not to over-grin? It really does seem to be a man-to-man sharing... but I can't imagine Leonard would turn Paula over to anyone and he knows dang well where that glass is!
I LOVE this photo of Leonard
... Sheila seems to have overheard a bit of the conversation and is watching to see how Eric will respond, thinking, "This is going to tell me a lot about that young man... "; whereas, Frauke, also trying to remain cool, seems to be sharing a look of contained astonishment, with someone else who heard their exchange, as well.
Your scenario is tops for wit, but I still like my very first, and original, better
. We must remember that Leonard is a gentleman. The Chelsea Hotel was a real lesson in that.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde