By Scott Smith in News on Aug 7, 2006 3:53PM
Ah, Sybaris. Back in high school, the “romantic couples getaway” beckoned like some sexual Valhalla: a vaunted place where lovemaking was positively cinematic with tropical backdrops, smoke machines, and "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin playing in the background. Never mind that the land of erotic mystery was located in the decidely uptight Frankfort, IL, in the southwest 'burbs. And that once we grew up, the whole place seemed a little too key-parties-in-the-1970s to us.
So when we read this story about a couple discovering a one-inch peephole in their room at Sybaris, we were inclined to nod and say “Well, no surprise there.” Yet on further reflection, it seems like a whole lotta nuthin’. Seems the “peephole” in question was six inches off the floor and led to a maintenance room. Sybaris' owners explained that the hole was used to drain water from a dehumidifier through a tube, but after some remodeling, the tube was removed, but the whole wasn’t covered up.
Call it nostalgia, but we're siding with the good folks at Sybaris on this one. Take your hand and spread it apart. That's about six inches. So unless there's an ankle fetishist working in the Sybaris maintenance area, it's highly unlikely that anyone's peeping much of anything. Amy Jacobson at NBC-5 concurs and even tried to do some peeping of her own, to no avail.
Frankly, we think someone ought to investigate why Sybaris plays that horrible version of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed” on its website. Talk about a crime begging for an indictment.