Where were you when the towers fell?

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08 Oct 2014, 3:50 pm

I was in France for the summer and was packing my stuff to fly back to the USA in 3 days, so I could go back to school.
It was early in the afternoon (6 hours ahead with New-York) and I drove to my dad's office to print some documents, and there one of my dad's employee's told us that on the radio they announce a plane hit the WTC and where saying it's a tourist plane. In my mind it was no big deal, these things have happened before not causing much damage.
Then I drove back to the house and turned the radio in the car, and they where saying it was a jet airliner that hit the first tower and apparently a 2nd plane had just hit.
Got back home, turned on the TV, and they where talking about a major terrorist attack, and from there I called my dad at the office and told him, and he didn't beleive me and said I was making this up. And from there I stayed in front of the TV until 2am.
When my dad came back home around 5:30PM (what is early for him) he asked what was going on and then discovered the reality on TV.
Sadly the day after I tried to call the USA, but it was almost impossible to get a call in for 1 week.
And me, who was suppose to go back to the US for school, couldn't and ended up flying back 14 days later and went back to school late.

Truth is, I think everyone remembers what they where doing that day and can say in every detail how their day went down.


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08 Oct 2014, 4:36 pm

I was in the garden planting lettuce. When I came in the house, my roommate said, "Look at this!", and there it was on TV. Spent the rest of the day watching the clips of the falling towers over and over, though they did not play it in subsequent days, as I began to wonder how two buildings could come down at free-fall speed into their own footprint from being hit by planes. I timed it and did the math. It really bothered me. It still does.



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18 Oct 2014, 3:48 pm

emtyeye wrote:
I was in the garden planting lettuce. When I came in the house, my roommate said, "Look at this!", and there it was on TV. Spent the rest of the day watching the clips of the falling towers over and over, though they did not play it in subsequent days, as I began to wonder how two buildings could come down at free-fall speed into their own footprint from being hit by planes. I timed it and did the math. It really bothered me. It still does.


Building #7 came down many hours later and it looked like a controlled demolition.


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18 Oct 2014, 6:30 pm

I was in bed asleep. When I woke up my mom told me about it and all I did that day was watch the news. Spent many years after that arguing with trolls about it lol.


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18 Oct 2014, 11:46 pm

I was volunteering at HIV Edmonton as a receptionist. (Was a Fine Options placement turned volunteer gig. Always have car insurance kids!) All I did was data entry and make coffee. Never answered a phone. They still called me the receptionist anyway.

The office coffee room had a 13" colour CRT TV, so many people crying and freaking out watching it all unfold on a tiny little tv sitting ontop of the fridge. I overloaded and took off home and watched it all go down on the news.


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