A situation between 2 people where
each is waiting for the other
to finish, so nothing gets done. When you walk down
a narrow hallway, and you go to one side so they can get by, then the other
person goes to the other
side, blocking you again...that is deadlock. Deadlock is also when you go shopping with your mom in a strip mall
and you don't say where
to meet each other
, so you go looking
A while your mom looks
for you in store
B, then you get the idea that she's looking
B, so you go there at the same she decides to look in store
A. Named after the computer processing term of the same name.
I always get deadlock when walking down the aisles
at the convenience store, they are so narrow.