I remember it clearly, being awoken by my room mate and told to put on the news. I had worked late the night before(Retail Manager @ Best Buy) and thought I would get to sleep in before going back to work for another closing shift. Naturally, upon hearing the news of the first attack my room mate, my girlfriend(at the time, we are now married) and I took our seats in front of the TV and watched in horror and disgust. A second attack, then a third, and then news of the brave americans who thwarted the attempted fourth attack with UA Flight 93 kept us glued to the set the entire morning, as I am sure they did with all who could bare to watch.
Soon it was time for me to head to work so I drove as I listened to the news on the way. Once in the store it was obvious there wasn’t going to be much customer traffic so we decided to tune all of the TVs in the Home Theater department to a station that was covering this madness. We sat and watched it all day. As customers trickled in they would briefly join us in front of the televisions to get a quick update then go no about their shopping.
As the title of this story suggested, it was an uneventful day in my life, and I was not directly affected by the attacks. But that doesn’t change the pain I felt and sadness I still experience to this day when I think of those who perished in this horrible event.