When the rubber hits the fanPosted: August 5, 2012
This beauty was overheard in a meeting by my friend Gerry. The speaker, who is about to retire, said that she did not want to be around “when the rubber hits the fan”. This malaphor combines “where the rubber meets the road” (the moment of truth) and “when the shit hits the fan” (a messy consequence from a secret about to be made public). Both indicate something about to happen, hence the mix-up. Any other thoughts?