Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

Today is a day in history that I will never forget. I, along with my co-workers, had just arrived at work. My boss came in to tell us that the first tower had been hit. We were shocked and amazed. Then he came back a few minutes later to tell us that the second tower had been hit. It was then that we realized that this was not a chance accident. We did not know at the time that it was a terror attack. All we knew was what the news was speculating, and that was that the planes had been hijacked. My boss pulled a tv into the conference room, and the rest of the day, we spent huddled around the television. He did not complain that we were not working. I think he just knew. We all felt violated and scared and nauseated. How big was this attack going to be? Then the Pentagon. Then the fourth plane. Would this ever stop??? I think this fear was as great as the serial snipers from a few years back.

Onto another note, I had three students yelling at one another in class today. I told them to go out and got accused of being a racist because I did not send any white students into the hallway. OK, but the three students weren't white and the white ones weren't in the disagreement. I am so fair that it is not even funny. I have a feeling that this one will lead to a mama visit. Oh well. I did nothing wrong. I know that. The students know that. And so does the girl that called me a racist and then told the principals that I was being racist.


Z's Mom said...

Yeah, I don't think anyone got any work done seven years ago today. We got to leave work when the 4th plane when down. All I did was watch the news after that anyway....glued to the tv.

OH, I am so sick of everything being racist or what's fair...what's right. Dang!!! You keep standing up for yourself!!!

Maternal Mirth said...

Go on witch-er bad self, teach!

Most educators know when the racist card is played that it's a cop-out. But be forewarned: the kids learned to pull that card from someWHere and my guess it's mom and pops!