Manufacturing slumps to lowest since 11/9 was a headline in the Metro today and it got me thinking about the event…
Stephen (me): I was in my hometown (Evesham) and I was working in a cake factory during my university summer holidays. I was doing 12 hour shifts and I spent most of them inside a flour silo. I had to clean a flour silo and it really wasn’t the most rewarding job. I got home at 8 in the evening and I was still unaware that anything had happened (flour silo cleaning is quite a secluded job). I had pre-recorded that day’s episode of Diagnosis Murder and I was really looking forward to watching it. Initially I was pissed off that the news had spilled into the Diagnosis Murder timeslot as I thought the video would cut off the end of the episode.
It was pretty shocking to see a plane crash into one of the twin towers instead of Dick Van Dyke roller-skating round a hospital.
I remember being a bit scared at the time and thinking that someone would probably bomb England fairly soon. One of my friends said something like, “I wouldn’t worry about being attacked in Leicester as that is where all the terrorists live”. I now live in London and I should probably be a little afraid that any tube ride I go on could be bombed. I’m not scared though and I think that means I beat the terrorists.
So can you remember where you were? I suppose a majority of posters at the time were really worried about starting middle school.