Like bringing a match to a gas party
May 17 2012.
There are times when a group of people do something ill advised. Examples include (in order of severity):
I've never been to a gas party. In fact, the term just rolled out of my mouth the other day. But I imagine it's:
Really, any of the above activities should be ended quickly. But there are tactful and tactless ways of ending things. Tactful methods will extinguish an activity quickly and quietly. Tactless methods will end a situation by burning everyone involved - emotionally, metaphorically, and sometimes physically.
The next time you think to end something, ask yourself if you're bringing a match to a gas party.
I'm really curious now what happened that was akin to your analogy! =P