Ok, no one will ever forget the september 11 attacks, but it seems the date itself is being forgotten.
For years, the shopping centre ("mall") I worked in would sound an announcement telling the shoppers that a 1 minute silence was being held. And everyone would obey, and if they didn't, they'd get some nasty looks during and afterwards.
Today, we had no announcement. No one was silent at all, at any point of the day. I spoke to the owner of my store, asked if we were going to have a minute silence. His reply was "for what?". A few seconds later he remembered, but for me it was the first thing I thought of when I woke up.
I spoke to pretty much everyone else I worked with, kind of testing them.. I'd just say "We might do a minute silence today".... Not a single one of them knew why. I was fucking gob-smacked.
Is it just my town that doesn't care? I bet in America EVERYONE paid their silent respects. But it wasn't just a sad day for Americans, it was a sad for the the whole fucking human race.
So did everyone else hold a minute silence in their place of work? Or did anyone else forget?