I almost did. It’s four minutes past midnight as I write this.
So it’s been six years. I still remember first hearing the news. As I drove to work that day, I went down Bangerter Highway and saw a Jeep Wrangler with a huge flag that the driver had managed to fanangle in there somehow. It was quite a sight to see that huge flag flying down the highway at 50+ mph.
It was tough to work that day. That day resulted in the strike price for my stock options being about $10 lower than it normally would have been. Somebody emailed a couple days later wondering why we “couldn’t fix anything? No wonder people are flying airplanes into buildings!”
I told the guy who received the email to write back and tell him what a sick piece of garbage he was. I was so angry, I wanted to beat the guy to death. But he wasn’t quite as sick as the guy who started the rumor about typing in the flight number of one of the planes using the “wing ding” font, you got an airplane facing two sheets of paper (which he said were the WTC buildings).
I was amazed at how many people freaked out about that. The second I heard it, I asked, “Is that even the real flight number of any of the planes?” People looked at me as if to say, “Oh, I guess we should look into that before buying into the conspiracy that Microsoft is somehow involved.” Ummm… yeah.
For all the 9/11 conspiracy theorists. I don’t think much of you guys.
May we never forget!