After you work with Service Broker for some time you'll learn about the dreaded "fire-and-forget" (anti-)pattern. In this post I'll show you exactly why fire-and-forget is so bad. I'll also show you the one simple rule to remember to avoid accidentally modeling fire-and-forget. Finally, we'll learn how to fix it production systems where fire-and-forget has bitten you. In the next post we'll cover how to model a real fire-and-forget design safely...using a monolog.