to create an easier task at work in order to avoid doing a more difficult task only to be unable to complete the easier task without delegating it to someone more competent. the word originates as a tribute to Mike Mason, an "engineer" who spends more time reading the Final Fantasy forums and playing Quake than he does writing code, but is prone to taking serious offense when his work ethic is questioned.
fuck cheap pitcher night last night, dude. I'm so hung over that I think I'm going to just pull a mason today...
by D.H. Lawrence June 26, 2009