Another forum I visit brought up the topic of "where were you on 9/11" and I thought it was sort of interesting...so...where were you? I was actually getting ready for work and had a few minutes before I needed to leave, so I logged into one of my Instant Messenger programs. A friend popped open a window asking me if I had seen the news yet (he was in eastern timezone). I told him no and all he said was that I needed to turn it on. As soon as the image appeared, it was a replay of the first plane striking the tower. I ended up deciding to go to work and I was sitting in the parking lot, waiting for the manager to arrive and open the building. A woman was walking through the lot (this is something like 6:30am) and walked over to my car, which would have normally been an odd thing. She asked me if anything new had come out on the news that I was listening to and we ended up talking and listening to the news in the parking lot for 15-20 minutes before my manager arrived. The rest of the day we spent sitting in front of a TV in the back office at my work. It was a retail computer store and needless to say it was empty most of the day.