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Stunned Disbelief

I can remember that morning clearly...

I was fast asleep when my girlfriend came into the bedroom and said in an odd tone that we were under attack. I sleepily replied "That's nice...so what else is new?" not thinking for a second she meant it was happening on US soil.

A few minutes later she came back in saying "They just blew up the second World Trade Tower!"
Still half asleep and trying to be completely asleep, I said "That's nice...good for th..."
I sat bolt upright. Wait...what??? The Trade Towers??? As in New York??? WTF?!?!?

I went out to the living room and sat down next to her just in time to see the live feed of the second tower falling a few minutes later. For the next few hours we sat glued to the TV in pure disbelief. All I could think was that this must be at least similar to how people felt listening to the reports of the Pearl Harbor attack.
FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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I still get goosebumps reading your story.<br />
I wanted to watch a childrens series together with my eldest son this afternoon and saw the repeat of the first plane that hit the tower. I watched till the evening with short breaks making something to eat for my kids.

It was a very somber day. I saw all that one observing from a television could see, saw the second plane hit live,..it was terrifying.