For a person or group of people to take the exceedingly long way to complete a simple task. "You are a crinton" can be used instead of saying "Why did you do it like that, there is an easier way you know"
"He/She pulled a crinton as he/she could have just as easily pushed this button instead of running down the hall, calling someone, running back only to push the same button"
"He/She was crintoned by his friends letting him take the longest possible drive home."
"He/She is a crinton by the fact that everything he/she does is the long way to do something."