I buy the occasional lottery ticket, but I never expect to win because I used up almost all my luck avoiding death doing stupid stuff between the ages of 18 and, say, 30.
Most often it involved alcohol, but even blotto, I wouldn't dream of teetering on a high-rise balcony because I've always been afraid of heights. Makes my stomach jump just thinking about it.
Which brings me to Sydney Taylor, the Nova Scotia university student who died this week during a graduation trip to Mexico with some of her Acadia University classmates.
Police say the 21-year-old honours political science student tumbled off a third-floor balcony of the resort in Cancun at 4:30 in the morning, CBC News reported. Alcohol, as they say, was involved.
Such deaths aren't unusual among tourists in Mexico, it turns out.
In March, a University of Southern California student on a spring-break trip fell six floors while trying to climb onto an outsideRead More »from Balcony safety stressed after Canadian dies in Cancun, but what about booze safety?