Gregor, the servant, is caught sitting in his master, Otto's, favorite chair.
Immediately, Gregor stands. His status is initially much lower than his master's.
As the servant's status rises, the master's status falls.
Once Gregor's status is higher than his master's, he looks at the master confidently.
Otto begins to exhibit the nervous gestures characteristic of a low status agent.

Now Gregor is the master. He orders Otto, now the servant, to his position near the door.
Finally, Gregor relaxes in the chair while Otto waits by the door for the master's commands. April 17, 1998