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Old 09-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #1816
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Wow Chris, I got chills just reading that. I can't imagine reliving the memories.
As I told you in WDW my company has an office not far from you, and it is the same with them. When it comes to 9/11 it's a very touchy subject, as most of our workers either were, or knew someone personally affected on that tragic day. The only thing we can do now is look forward, with the memories of the victims of this senseless act.



On a side note... Bayley was born April 25, 2002...

My wifes best friend was also preganant at the same time, and had a miscarriage on 9/11.
Thanks Brian. I remember you telling me about Bayley's Birthday. That was really cool. Sorry about your wife's friend.

It is such a weird subject for anyone who was there. Touchy is a good word. Most people I know who were there that day simply won't talk about it. My wife told me she avoided TV all day and when she finally turned it on, they were on the "S" names. She watched to see someone's name she knew then quickly changed the channel so she did not have to watch anymore.

I have friends, and I know they don't mean anything by it, but they will post all the catch phrases, hand out stickers, etc. in a genuine show of sympathy and honor. They used to get a little miffed at me when I would say no thanks or walk away. One friend kept telling everyone how he was supposed to be across the street that day but something came up and he wasn't there. He'd go on and on about it. Finally, one day, another friend of mine told him to knock it off because Chris was there that day and doesn't feel like listening to what almost happened to you.

My Mom even gave me sticker for my car and we told her no thanks. She didn't understand when I told her I didn't feel like looking at it every time I got in my car.

I know how this may sound to some people and I am very sorry. I do not mean to dishonor or offend anyone.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #1817
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Hello guys....

Happy Birthday (belated now) Chris and Sean.

Been keeping a low profile last couple of days, been fighting a seemingly never-ending migrane, so computer's been a bit rough to handle. Then on top of that Amelia came down with an ear infection. We're all still doing the work/school thing though. She should be in a better mood tomorrow though, DW signed her up for Brownies, first meeting tomorrow.


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Old 09-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #1818
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:41 AM   #1819
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Morning guys!

Big day for me, have a huge presentation to give and some hands on training after that. Wish me luck!

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:52 AM   #1820
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Good morning gents, happy birthday to all that apply, happy hump day, hope everyone is doing good
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:19 AM   #1821
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Morning....working a day shift less then 12 hours from comming off a night shift is not fun... Today's highlight is processing a $30 000 order, which is the equivilent of yesterday's total sales.


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Big day for me, have a huge presentation to give and some hands on training after that. Wish me luck!

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #1822
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I have a few questions please. Has anyone used Southwest's Express Bag Drop yet, If so how was it? I also asked over in the PUB too, I'd really like an answer.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #1823
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Somebody is having a huge party!


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Old 09-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #1824
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I know how this may sound to some people and I am very sorry. I do not mean to dishonor or offend anyone.
Seriously... I get it. I wasn't even there, and I don't want to relive that day.

No need to apologize at all. I'm sorry you had to go through that experience.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #1825
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It's funny, I usually get criticized for saying things like this, but I can't help it. I avoid 9/11 stories and shows almost completely. So does my wife. In fact, we did not mention it once to each other today.
My wife is the same way, Chris (she's from Staten Island, 34 families in her parish lost people). She won't watch any of the recap shows and tears up still when families come on TV. She even gets really upset at movies that keep destroying NYC in action scenes (like the Avengers). I think for many who are so close to it, that wound will never really heal. Thanks for sharing your story.
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It's funny, I usually get criticized for saying things like this, but I can't help it. I avoid 9/11 stories and shows almost completely. So does my wife. In fact, we did not mention it once to each other today.

Wow, guys. It's amazing to hear the stories from those who were there. I don't blame you for not wanting to bring it up. They had a retrospective on the other night and starting playing voice mail messages from people in the towers, and I had to change the channel. Just too raw.

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In a similar idea and if y’all don’t mind, I’ve got something I’d like to share.

Thanks for sharing the pictures. From what I've seen on TV, I think the memorial is very well-done. Tasteful and appropriate.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #1827
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I know how this may sound to some people and I am very sorry. I do not mean to dishonor or offend anyone.
no offense taken at all here. "Touchy" is definitely a fitting word.

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Good Day Men!

I have a few questions please. Has anyone used Southwest's Express Bag Drop yet, If so how was it? I also asked over in the PUB too, I'd really like an answer.
We just flew SW at the end of July. SW took our bags at the curb. just showed ID, boarding pass (printed at home), and gave them the bags. They weighed them and we had to shift a couple of things from one bag to another. Aside from shifting that weight, you couldn't really get more "express" than that.
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Morning guys.


13 days until we head down. DD still has no clue, but asks daily about when we can go back to WDW... The plan is still to wake her up at about 4 am right as we need to head to the airport and tell her... I'm hoping it goes well, but a bit nervous at how she'll respond to the surprise of it all (she likes to plan for things, even at 4 yrs old)...
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #1829
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We just flew SW at the end of July. SW took our bags at the curb. just showed ID, boarding pass (printed at home), and gave them the bags. They weighed them and we had to shift a couple of things from one bag to another. Aside from shifting that weight, you couldn't really get more "express" than that.
When we flew with them in June we got to the the airport 1 1/2 hours before our flight. We also did curb check in with the Skycaps, took a half hour and then a hour though security. We barely made our flight.

SW is now advertising the Express Bag Check, from their website:

Follow three simple steps to take advantage of Express Bag Drop:

Arrive at the airport with your boarding pass*. You can get a boarding pass online as early as 24 hours before your flight!
Scan the bar code on your boarding pass at the Express Bag Drop kiosk and indicate the number of bags you are checking.
Show your government-issued photo ID to the Customer Service Agent who will tag your bag so you can be on your way!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #1830
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Seriously... I get it. I wasn't even there, and I don't want to relive that day.

No need to apologize at all. I'm sorry you had to go through that experience.
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My wife is the same way, Chris (she's from Staten Island, 34 families in her parish lost people). She won't watch any of the recap shows and tears up still when families come on TV. She even gets really upset at movies that keep destroying NYC in action scenes (like the Avengers). I think for many who are so close to it, that wound will never really heal. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Wow, guys. It's amazing to hear the stories from those who were there. I don't blame you for not wanting to bring it up. They had a retrospective on the other night and starting playing voice mail messages from people in the towers, and I had to change the channel. Just too raw.




Thanks for sharing the pictures. From what I've seen on TV, I think the memorial is very well-done. Tasteful and appropriate.
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no offense taken at all here. "Touchy" is definitely a fitting word.



We just flew SW at the end of July. SW took our bags at the curb. just showed ID, boarding pass (printed at home), and gave them the bags. They weighed them and we had to shift a couple of things from one bag to another. Aside from shifting that weight, you couldn't really get more "express" than that.
THanks guys!
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