(1). Something you can use as an excuse when someone majorly screws up. (see also: Carbon-Based Error)
“Listen Mike, I understand you’re upset, but you have to understand that we’re a business of people. “Sandy deleted the database”, “Sandy cost me tens of thousands of dollars”, tomato tomato…these things happen. Cream? Ok, no cream.”
(1). The individual on a project that holds the key to getting everything done on time and on budget. Unfortunately, this never happens due to this person being completely inept, much like LouisTully.
(2). Dana Barrett
“Are you the gatekeeper?”
“No, Thomas the Manager is. He will come in one of the company approved, pre-chosen forms. Once at a company outing, the manager came as a large and moving Consultant! Then, during quarterly reviews, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant D-Bag! Many peons and part-timers knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of HR that day, I can tell you!”