Deciding to refuse something unfortunately starts a coat war (like a pillow fight, but everyone hits each other with coats instead of pillows). Coats to the ready, and let the coat war commence!
I'm still trying to decide whether I should refuse the job or not.
I was asked to be the chief umpire for a baseball game, but I rejected the offer. I would have done it if it was for the chief referee of a soccer game though.
President Koichi appointed Viet as the next Secretary of State, but he refused.