The first slide was some text on the background of a waving American flag, instructing me to wear red white and blue on the 11th and to take a moment of silence at noon. Now, right off the bat, fuck that. I'm not going to wear red white and blue because you fucking tell me to, that's ridiculous. I don't think it's disrespectful to NOT wear fucking red white and blue on September 11th, but now I'm pushed to think that it IS.
Okay, so fine, whatever. Next slide is of the intact WTC. Fine. THEN it starts going into the whole fucking thing! People watching the news on an outdoor LED sign! The fucking planes! The fucking explosions! People WATCHING the fucking explosions with their hands over their mouths! Are you kidding? And with NO WARNING WHATSOEVER. Sorry guys, but that's fucked up. I don't need to be hit with this shit full-screen at 10:30 in the morning. I'm sure we'll be up to our fucking EARS in this shit over the next week. Jesus. A cheesy PowerPoint tribute would have been bad enough, but what the hell is the point of showing that shit to me again? I know what it looks like. I've seen it enough, thanks. Though every time I see it, it affects me a little less. Jesus.
I can't decide if I want to say something to him or not. He's a firefighter. And I don't want him to think I'm being disrespectful, because that's not my intent. In casual passing it doesn't hit me, but when I see pictures of people running from the towers as they fell -- man, that shit still does. I'm not trying to say we shouldn't mark the day in any way; I think we should, though I'm sure it'll be done in the tackiest manner possible, in most cases. I am saying that it's fucking fucked up to not warn someone that they're about to view footage of thousands of people dying. Is all I'm saying. I ctrl-alt-deleted to get out of that shit, so I guess i don't know what happened in the end.
P.S. No internet from work so if this happens to generate comments, that's why I'm not answering. Not that I necessarily think it will, I'm just sayin'. Man, look at all the sayin' I'm doing!