They are pouring on their best mind, tactics and everything, but the thing does not seems to move even an inch. No progress at all or, too little progress is being made.
Impasse [ im passe æmˈpɑːs ˈæmpɑːs ɪmˈpɑːs ˈɪmpɑːs]. The origin is from French word. It means a road of passage that having no exit, a cul-de-sac.
Often it is refers to a situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate: reached an impasse in the negotiations. It can be anything, such as in business negotiation, political decision making, in a war and also, in an emotional relationship.
A husband feels he can’t do anything to salvage his family. A wife thinks her husband does not care anymore. A then loving couple can’t get along any longer or, a flirt lost the charms in a midway. In an impasse situation, normally the parties are trying the hardest, with the best possible option. They are pouring on their best mind, tactics and everything, but the thing does not seems to move even an inch. Still, it bears no progress at all or, too little progress is being made.
It is a hectic, tiring, frustrating thing to experience with. And as far as the focus, the mind usually broken into pieces.
In short, a cul-de-sac.
So, what is the most likely result of an impasse?
A business negotiation cul-de-sac - A stiffer competition like Coke and Pepsi.
A political cul-de-sac - A devastating war.
A cul-de-sac in a life of a husband and wife - Try harder, if possible.
A cul-de-sac of a new relationship? Retreat. Know your limit. And go somewhere else.
Irna • 15 Jul 2012
Sgt bijak berkata2. Experience u sndri ke?
mie4life MOD • 17 Jul 2012
Sangat pandai memuji juga. I hope this link still works > http://kadayanuniverse.blogspot.com/2008/03/wonder-of-writing_16.html