Where Were You?

On September 11, 2001 at 8am, I was sitting in my Intermediate Macro Economics class at the University of North Texas. None of us had any idea what was happening to our nation that day. As the lecture began, there were a few students whose phones were ringing and they seemed distracted (more than normal). Our professor asked what all the disruption was about; one of the girls answered saying "The World Trade Center has been attacked and my mom is unable to reach my Aunt who works in tower #1".

Shortly after that, the university dismissed classes for the day. I went back to my apartment to find my roommate glued to the TV in unbelief. We sat and watch the story unfold for the next couple of hours. At about noon, I left to go to work. At that time, I worked at a mail-order health supplement company; as you can imagine, our phones were not ringing much that day. We spent most of our time listening to what was happening on the radio.

After what seemed like the longest day ever at work, I went back to my apartment still in unbelief regarding the events that had happened.

Interestingly enough, I had visited the World Trade Center that summer of 2001, only a couple of months before the attack. I spent the rest of the evening looking through all the photos I had taken while in NYC. While in NYC that summer, I opted not to go to the observation level of the World Trade Center because I had just visited the Empire State Building the day before; plus, I was a poor college student and didn't want to spend the extra $22. There was a group of about five of who stayed in the lobby of the World Trade Center. I have lots of great memories there.

Where were you on September 11, 2001?


 
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