Recreation: Fast off the Slopes

The phone in the reservations office of the Aspen Association was ringing urgently last week, and the girl on the answering end was doing her frazzled best to be sympathetic: "Well, you could call again to see if there are any cancellations. What town are you calling from? Oh, New York." Seconds later, she wound up another call:

"Iowa? Frankly, sir, that's a long way to drive on the chance of a cancellation." To a pleading chum, she insisted:

"Honestly, I couldn't even find a room for my own mother." Said her weary...

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