Edmonton Sun | 25Jul2009 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

Couldn't stand the heat

Re: "No ifs, ands, or butts," Mindelle Jacobs, July 24, 2009.
In July 1972 we stepped off the plane in Athens after midnight and walked into a sauna. Our hotel room was an oven; my travel companion soon used up what little shower water the hotel allowed. For relief, I stepped out onto the 18th floor balcony. Looking down, I was greeted by the sight of hotel guests on virtually every balcony below me stretched out butt-naked asleep on air mattresses. No less surprising was the notion anyone could sleep with the cacophony from the 2 a.m. rush-hour traffic.

Orest Slepokura

(And I bet the noise offended you more than the butts.)