As predicted, the electronic chime sounded in the cockpit. The forward flight attendant call light illuminated in blue on the overhead panel. Leon and I glanced at each other, sighing in unison. Leon squeezed the press-to-talk switch on his control wheel. I cringed, listening to the conversation over the speakers. The purser, a colorful take-charge type, indicated that not only was the cabin temperature rising, but so was the temperature of passengers.