“I’m not sure what to do,” my friend lamented to me. “If I respond, I may just stir things up even more. On the other hand, if I remain quiet, people are likely to think I have something to hide.”
My friend is a public servant, working in one of those jobs that, no matter what he does, he creates detractors, if not out-right enemies. I asked him once why he did it. He looked at me like I had just arrived from an alien world and then told me.