Thursday, September 11, 2008
An impossible day to forget
That morning, I had arrived at the office a bit early and was pouring thru one of several project schedules, prepping for one of my marathon project status calls. I was way behind, in large part because I had spent the previous week in New York, working with my Citibank colleagues.
I was in an early morning, over-workded daze when in walked two co-workers.
One says, "Did you hear two planes have hit the Twin Towers?"
Like an idiot, I waited for the punchline.
I spent much of the morning in denial, much of the afternoon in frustration as the Internet, or our proxy, was slowed to a crawl and the office TV gave nothing but static. My only source of info was good old KRLD, where the anchors were clearly trying to pass along only confirmed facts, and there weren't many of those.
None of us will forget that day.
Here is a collection of the nation's, and the world's, front pages on the morning of the 12th.