Government cafeterias across the country echo with the inevitable coffee talk that can be best summed up as: “If the public only knew...” If the public really knew what decisions were being made... If the public really knew what goes on around here... Every scenario ends the same: “The public would be outraged!”
In most instances, these conversations die on the table at the end of the coffee break. Most times, the participants return to their tasks, doing their part to prolong the very abuses that would stir such outrage. Coffee talk is cheap when there are mortgages to be paid, kids to register in hockey or golf dues looming.