The subject of hair care came up. General hair maintenance, if you see where I’m coming from.
k., an expert in the realm of the therapeutic beauty arts, had been giving me some tips. She feels that what Canned Ham refers to as the firebreaks should be kept in ship-shape condition at all times (ready, I suppose, at the drop of a hat for an onslaught of flames (ouch!)).
“Although,” k. mused, “there’s always the concept that if you don’t get them done, the fire will only rage hotter.”
The rest of our conversation shall be lost to posterity for want of a suitable extended metaphor.