I have a colleague - I'll call her Sue - who is currently not speaking to me due to something I said to another teacher (I know, sounds like junior high, doesn't it?) I won't go into all the nitty-gritty details but basically what happened was Sue said something negative (and untrue) in a grade level meeting about a good friend of mine's teaching abilities, and I told my friend what she said - not in a gossipy way, but because I'd want to know if someone was saying something like that about me. My friend confronted Sue and told her the remark she made was unprofessional and hurtful. Since then Sue hasn't spoken to me and when she passes me in the hall she is stone-faced and won't even say hello. She can't know for sure that I'm the one who told my friend about her remark, as there were four other people in the room, but obviously she assumes (correctly!) it was me. We've always had a good relationship before now and were friendly. I've been ignoring this situation so far but I'm wondering if I should apologize or just let it play itself out. I don't work directly with this person, but I tend to be a people-pleaser and hate to have anyone mad at me. She also tends to hold grudges a long time. Opinions??? Thanks in advance.