Question: If you found out someone said something about you that made you sound like person of low moral character, would you confront them or let it go?
A couple of weeks ago I found out that someone I know said something like this about me. I have tried to let it go, but it is festering. On one hand, I want to confront the person and tell him that he was out of line. On the other hand, I don't want to make it a bigger deal than it already is. Fortunately, many of the people who heard what he said have taken it as a bit of a joke and know me well enough not to take him too seriously. BUT, like I said, it is festering in my head and I am not sure what to do. My friend suggested I pack a bar of soap in my purse and stuff it in his mouth the next time I see him. I think it would be much more satisfying to just slap the jerk. So far my tactic has been to ignore him. I have only seen him once since I found out so it hasn't been too difficult.
What would you do?