What Were You Doing 5 Years Ago?

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Sep 12, 2006 6:02 pm

[quote=NASD Newbie]What do you remember about November 22, 1963?[/quote]

That was your last day in production, right?  The last day you actually had to accomplish something to get paid…

Sep 12, 2006 6:16 pm

[quote=NASD Newbie]It is impossible to learn from a mistake if you are unaware that it's a mistake.

I assume you disagree, it will be fun to read why.[/quote]

Actually, I agree.

However, I also believe it is a fruitless venture to "point out" someone's error to him/her so he/she can learn from it.

I also think rudeness is a greater sin than grammatical errors.

Sep 12, 2006 6:24 pm

[quote=Devoted SA]

"What were you doing five years ago today when you heard the news?"

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First, I gave thanks that my morning meeting with Brookfield Properties was cancelled.  I would have been at the base of the walkway leading from WTC to WFC when the first plane hit.  I was working with <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Brookfield to setup a scrolling news display at the top of the escalators leading to the walkway from the WTC to WFC.

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After that I scrambled to implement a contingency plan so that our reporters could have workstations so that the newswires would continue and the Wall Street Journal could be published on time the next day.  These were quite amazing feats considering our headquarters were in the WFC.

--WM

Sep 12, 2006 7:10 pm

I was a senior in college, who interned the prior summer with Goldman Sachs.  Our summer analyst reception around the very end of July 2001 was in the Windows on the World Restaurant.  I have memories like they were yesterday of being in that room that night... hard to believe a month later it was all gone. 

Found the news out during a class.  Our professor was a former US Marine who served in Vietnam, and he came into the class looking like he was ready to go to war.  I skipped the next class and watched the TVs around campus just as the towers were falling.  My father, a gov't employee, was in Crystal City that day outside of DC - and we had suspected he went to the Pentagon that day, as he has done in the past.  Luckily, he was one of the fortunate ones. 

I will never forget that day as long as I live.  God bless those who lost loved ones and friends. 

Sep 12, 2006 8:05 pm

[quote=knucklehead][quote=dude][quote=knucklehead]

[quote=NASD Newbie]What do you remember about November 22, 1963?[/quote]

I was in my third trimester. I was working on getting OUT of the very same thing that I would devote the rest of my life to getting back INTO. If only I had known....

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Your Mom?  You are twisted knucklehead.

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I actually laughed out loud at that one. No, not my mom. Think in more general terms, but include bankrep1's mom.

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I thought I'd throw a little Dirk Digglerism out there for ya'.  He always was a funny guy ya' know.  I wonder whatever happened to him.

Sep 12, 2006 8:59 pm

He’s making movies with Rollergirl.

Sep 12, 2006 9:30 pm

Poor guy.

Sep 12, 2006 11:48 pm

Back to the original question, I was on my way to Rotary.  I heard an initial report that an aircraft had struck the WTC, but there were no further details and I figured it was something like a Cessna.  It wasn't until I went into the office after Rotary that I heard the real story.

The funny thing is that I just found out a few days ago that I will probably be going to Afghanistan early next year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  I went to the Middle East for a deployment a couple years ago and I figured I would get tagged again before too long.