imapirate: Watching the whole thing unfol on a tiny tv in my boss' office. The second plane hit and she told us to get back to work.
CigaretteSmokingMan: imapirate: Watching the whole thing unfol on a tiny tv in my boss' office. The second plane hit and she told us to get back to work.Yeah, my boss kept working like nothing was happening.
Andrew Wiggin: megarian: The day after I moved to Mississippi.lose a bet?
pinchpoint: Do we really need to do this every year?
Mobius strip of human stupidity: ferretman: Red Dot is where I was standing when the first building fell:[i280.photobucket.com image 834x666]I was standing right behind you.How did you get out when visibility went to zero? I blindly found my way to 160 Broadway and beat the basement door down with a fire extinguisher. Ended up exiting through the Subway tunnels. An emergency ladder a few blocks away.Did you stay on the surface? It must have been rough that way.
imapirate: I worked in a comedy club at the time. Tuesdays were amateur night. For some stupid reason we stayed open. One of our amateurs wanted to get out early so he told this joke (this was the actual Tuesday, 9/11/01):"I wonder what it was like on those planes this morning. 'This is your captain speaking. If you look to your left there's a lovely view of the Statue of Liberty. If you look to your right, there's Stacy making some copies."Room cleared faster than you could blink.
fatalvenom: CigaretteSmokingMan: imapirate: Watching the whole thing unfol on a tiny tv in my boss' office. The second plane hit and she told us to get back to work.Yeah, my boss kept working like nothing was happening.By any chance do you two work for a Saudi?
EyeballKid: And, for the record, we had it on on TVs a floor down from my job, and while people went downstairs to cry and watch in some morbid fashion, I stayed at my cubicle listening to this, which had just come out that day:[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]Never forget
CarnySaur: I was at work, and a coworker told me that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. I thought he meant a small propeller-type plane, so I said "Oh." and kept working.
Whistling Kitty Chaser: I was in Georgia going through basic training.
Gonz: Whistling Kitty Chaser: I was in Georgia going through basic training.I was an instructor, teaching basic trainees at Ft. Benning, GA.
MmmCrime: Gonz: Whistling Kitty Chaser: I was in Georgia going through basic training.I was an instructor, teaching basic trainees at Ft. Benning, GA.Had a buddy in basic there. He said his instructors sat the entire group down to watch TV all day, and said, "This will probably be the start of something you will finish."
bsteiny: It doesn't matter what I was doing, but as I watch my students in class this morning I realize how insignificant it is to most of them. They don't think about it, or really remember it (most of them were 3-4 years old at the time), and to them it's a day where they show lots of sad people on TV and the occasional replay of video of the towers or the Pentagon, or the field in PA. We live in rural Iowa, and most of these kids have never met people from other cultures or non-Christian religious backgrounds, so I hope that their perception of people of different colors and religions hasn't been forever tainted because of something that happened when they were small.
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