| Monday, September 11, 2006
| 9/11 - Where Were You?
|I saw a similar post over at Financial Freedumb, and I thought that I would post my own story over here.
I woke up mid morning. Still being in college and not having class until eleven, I was afforded such luxuries.
After taking my shower, I went back to my room to get dressed. I turned on KPBS to listen to while I was going over some homework for my class. I overheard words and phrases like "planes" and "safety issues." Figuring that this was just another round table discussion about something that didn't really impact me, I clicked the off button as I grabbed my stuff and headed off for class.
As I was walking, a friend came up to me and said, "So, what do you think of all the craziness?"
Not knowing what she was talking about, I said, "What do you mean?"
She replied, "Our country is being attacked right now. What do you think about that?"
I laughed out loud. I said, "What? Are you serious? That's the most ridiculous thing that I've ever heard."
She asserted that she was telling the truth, but before we had the opportunity to talk further, we realized class was about to start, so we each went our separate ways.
When I got to my class, the teacher looked grave. Once class started, he told what he knew about what was going on, which, to be fair, was not much. We didn't know at the time whether planes would keep flying into buildings, or if other terrorist acts would occur.
Shoot, we didn't even know that it was terrorists that had done the attacking.
Being in San Diego, we were all mildly concerned about our health due to our proximity to the large military community in surrounding area. Would they be attacked next?
The teacher decided that we should continue with class. I've got to say, not a lot was learned about that subject that day. After class, I rushed back to a common area on campus that had a tv, and I watched the replays of the planes hitting the WTC. Over and over and over the news showed the same surreal scene, which was almost necessary in that even when I had seen it several times, I still had a hard time believing that it had happened.
I still do.
|posted by shamedsteven @ 1:52 PM