(1). A way IT guys claim to be making headway on a project even though they can’t produce any concrete evidence that they have done anything at all.
“The system conversion? Well, we’re making macro progress on that and expect to pretty much be on schedule. No, we’re not ready for a test yet… No, you can’t talk to the team… Sorry to cut this short, I’ve got to jump on another call.”
(1). An overcrowded, battleship-gray building in an office park outside of Dubuque where you forced all of your ops guys to move to a couple of years ago.
“Don’t worry, Sam. You’re going to love the new location. It’s got all the amenities you could ask for – a Sunglass Hut, Macaroni Grill, and I heard they might be building a Walgreens, like, less than a mile away. A real high value site for us!”