Someone who misuses the word "status" as a concrete object
in the workplace. This is usually the sign of a micro-manager
or someone working their way towards middle management.
Mary: I asked
for that report last week. Can I get a status?
Bob: It's almost
Mary: I need
a status on that requisition.
Phil: It should be ready by Tuesday.
Mary: Could you give me a status on the new program?
Alan: Sure, how about "pending?"
Mary: Uh no, I mean... I need
to know... Uh...
Alan: What? I gave you a status, you status assassin!