(1). A term used to describe a boring, plain person you work with. So everyone.
(2). A project, idea, suggestion, or project idea suggestion that you have come up with that is met with a less than stellar reception (read: It’s a nice way to say your idea sucks).
“Thanks for this Pat, but I am not sure we are really hitting the mark here. The whole thing feels a bit granola. I can’t help but think that someone, somewhere, has already handed out stress balls at a conference. Although I commend you for somehow creating a 35 page deck around this idea, I don’t think we’ll be moving ahead with this.”
(1). To have an actual office in another location (Psst! It’s just a broom closet with a phone!), allowing the company to advertise a local presence (see boots on the ground) when, in fact, there is none.
“We want to start looking into expansion into that Appalachian Outlaws place on TV. Now, we’re going to need bricks and mortar down there, so…Steve! Congratulations! You’re our new Regional Director! Now, go get packed!”