A village council member in the Grand Rapids area has buyer's remorse after declaring, "I resign," during a long, contentious meeting. The Sparta council took Paul Hibbard at his word — and won't give him his job back. Hibbard tells The Grand Rapids Press that he shouldn't have said "resign" on Sept. 14. He says he was tired and thinking about a family funeral and used a "bigger word than I should have."

Alex Maddix/Getty Images