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Re: 9/11/2001

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:16 pm

One thing I remember about that day was roughly around 6pm how malls and store fronts were completely empty. I had a video camera and drove around for awhile taping what appeared to be the sudden extinction of all human life. Then I noticed where most people out and about were, they were all at the gas stations.

Lines that were an 1/8 mile long at more than 10 different gas stations in the southeast suburbs that but up against Cleveland like Parma, Brookpark and Strongsville.

IIRC a lot of gas stations raised prices 50 cents ove the course of 3-5 hours.
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Re: 9/11/2001

Unread postby aoxo1 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:19 pm

Remember getting up for, I think, a Physics lecture at PSU, going to my computer, getting an IM, turning on the tv, and immediately thinking there was going to be a draft. Needless to say I didn't go to class.
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Re: 9/11/2001

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:25 pm

FUDU wrote:IIRC a lot of gas stations raised prices 50 cents ove the course of 3-5 hours.

Americans love a good panic. It's a good chance to gouge your fellow countrymen.
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Re: 9/11/2001

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:51 am

I was working third shift help desk back then, so 9am was pretty well past my bedtime. Fortunately or unfortunately, I was enjoying a little daylight while preparing a new PC for my aunt. My first sign that something was wrong was when I couldn't access news websites. After one page came through mentioning a plane hitting the World Trade Center, I switched on the TV news.

I didn't finally get to sleep until late afternoon.

One of the clear memories of that morning was visiting said aunt over on East 47th around 3 or so and taking the long way through downtown. Public Square was a ghost town, the only activity was valets at the Renaissance preparing for stranded guests and arranging chairs outside the door. Spooky as all hell.
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