It must be scary thinking of what could've happened
Twin Towers Tragedy
I was supposed to speak at a conference at the World Trade Center on 9/11. My late husband has family and friends who live in NY and NJ. They were going to meet us at the WTC plaza so we could do the tourist thing after I finished my presentation. But, at the last minute, the conference organizers had a cancellation at an event in Houston and asked me to fill in there instead.
I will never forget the relief in my mother-in-law’s voice when she called to make sure that we didn’t make the trip to NYC or how that relief turned to fear and then to anger as other family members started reporting in. The cousin who was supposed to be our tour guide that day worked in the towers and he didn’t make it out. It’s hard to be relieved that you escaped a horrific death when you’re grieving for someone who didn’t. (jhn107)
I was 15 and went with my mom to the bank. She asked if I was staying in the car to wait or go inside with her. I stayed in the car for maybe three minutes. Then turned off the ignition and went inside the bank, just cause I was bored.
Not even five minutes pass and a man runs in and says a truck smashed into a 2003 Ford Windstar. The passenger side was crushed. If I hadn’t gotten bored and went inside I would be dead. (LadyLamorna)
Hailed a cab in NYC about a year ago. Realized I left my wallet in the hotel room. Told him I’d be right back, he said that would be too long and took another customer.
When I came back out of the hotel I saw his taxi overturned halfway up the block. Turned out that a van driven by a drunk driver blew through a red and slammed the side of the taxi. Both the taxi driver and his customer died.
I would’ve been going in the same direction had I stayed in the cab. Wouldn’t say I’ve changed much, but I was certainly more cautious in the weeks following the event. (RME198)