ATHENS — It was a gaffe that reignited our fears about our decision to honeymoon in Greece. Like those fears, it turned out to be a classic case of much ado about nothing.
As our plane approached Athens in late July, right after a Greek exit from the Eurozone had been narrowly avoided, our in-flight entertainment systems were showing an ABC News segment about the economic crisis. The report went something like this: The country was on the brink of financial collapse. Banks were closed, citizens were standing in lines 20 deep at automated-teller machines and protesters were swarming Constitution Square.
We stared at each other in panic. We thought the crisis had ended with the latest bailout, and we hadn’t brought cash, let alone a suitcase full of euros.
The TV screens went black, and the public-address system crackled to life. «Ladies and gentlemen, I do apologize,» came the soothing voice of a flight attendant. «It appears we were playing an old version of the news.»
Sighs of relief and nervous laughter filled the aircraft.
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