I can’t believe it was five years ago today, I, amongst most people, remember where they were when they heard/saw the awful events unfold.
I was working, serving the same old customers for a kettle or an iron or some horrid jewellery and we had the TVs on display and suddenly people are looking at them in shock, I didn’t know what was going on at first so after I had cleared the queue I went to the TVs and turned up the volume, I was looking at the tower ablaze, and the news reporter was saying that a Boeing had flown into it…Did I just hear that right? A Boeing!?
The shop was empty apart from the staff and customers watching the TVs, me included.
Suddenly, we see another plane flying into the other tower..
WTF, that didn’t just happen?! Is this a joke or something?!
It soon dawned on us all that these were NO accidents.
I remember serving a guy that day, a New Yorker, and seeing his face as he told me that he has friends that work there and that he didn’t live that far away from it.
I wonder if his friends survived, I guess I will never know but I hope that they did, I couldn’t imagine losing a loved one, it’s just something that you don’t ever expect, or prepare for…but 5 years ago, so many people lost their lives in the biggest terrorist attack I had seen in my life.
My thoughts go out to all of those affected.