Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Mitch Roob searches his vocabulary for just the right word and almost finds it:
A new rule, which still must cross several hurdles before being adopted, would require food stamp applicants to submit documents within 30 days — instead of 60 — or risk having to start the application process all over again, Roob said.
"I'm not convinced this is in the best interests of recipients," Roob said. "We have been pressured by the federal government to move to a pure 30-day standard. We have been reticent to do that."
Obviously, he meant "reluctant." Was his use of "reticent" (inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech) a simple mistake or, as some who've had to deal with FSSA might say, a Freudian slip? I'm reticent to say.