Thursday, April 19, 2012


Backdraft (n): an explosive event at a fire resulting from rapid re-introduction of oxygen to combustion in an oxygen-starved environment, for example, the breaking of a window or opening of a door to an enclosed space.  Backdrafts present a serious threat to firefighters, even those with a high level of experience. (source:

The above is a metaphor for the relationship scenario I spoke of in Tuesday's blog.  Myself and the friend are the firefighters, the relationship is the oxygen starved environment, and our breaking of the news most certainly caused a backdraft.  So what to do now?  Let the building burn.  Maybe sell the rights to the story for a new episode of Rescue Me

I've learned in my last twenty-some years that there are people who do not wish to be helped.  You could tell them that jumping off a bridge is painful, but until they experience it for themselves they will disagree with you.  This is one of those scenarios and it has all the makings of a good country song: lying, cheating, a girl's dream of the white picket fence, and ultimately heartache.  Matter of fact, one country song in particular is dead on for the issue at hand.  Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" which I really didn't care for at first but it's growing on me.

Well, at the end of the day no one can say I didn't try.  No one can say I didn't care.  However, one thing is for sure.  Situations like this cause a backdraft and everyone in close proximity gets burned.

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