A case of extreme persistance and/or stubbornness in trying to force something that just won't fit, esp. physically but also metaphorically. Often caused by a desire for efficiancy that ends up counterproductively wasting time and ending with a precarious outcome or damage if left unchecked.
There was simply no room left in the cabinet, but Joel and his Square Peg Syndrome kept trying to stuff that Pop-Tarts box in there.
by Zaenos July 20, 2006