Imagine a job where you go into your office, and you have a multitude of people in public forums, many of whom you've never met, screaming for your head on a platter, demanding you retire from your job. And for what? You enforced the rulebook as it is written.
It's not all doom and gloom, as you have many private supporters and your team respects your challenging position. This doesn't make for good media fodder or social media banter.
Welcome to Graham Light's world, NHRA's VP of Operations. He's the man in the NHRA with the thickest skin of them all.
"When you’re doing something that was your hobby, that you have a passion for, then the time you invest in doing it doesn’t matter," Light said. "I don’t think everybody disagrees with my decisions all the time. We’re in a sport where we have two cars side by side, one winner, and one loser. One person’s unhappy, and one’s happy. And when you make a decision on a competition issue, one competitor’s happy and one’s not.