Can We Laugh About This Yet?

I know I’ve told this story on this date before but I’m telling it every year until we all laugh, simply because we are free to do so.

Is it Still too Soon?

After 9/11/2001, my always very patriotic patriotic father turned super patriot, when I mentioned that a local store had a display of flags on sale a few days after 9/11 he said;  “Anyone who doesn’t own an American flag already should be shot”.  When i told my sister about this she said:

“The way he’s reacting you’d think they attacked the Hustler building.”

This is perhaps the only funny thing ever said about that day.


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12 responses to “Can We Laugh About This Yet?

  1. Your sister did say a funny.
    And so true how everybody did become a super patriot.
    I remember that afternoon I was suppose to fly out of LasVegas to Palm Springs to spend some time with my folks and go to some denatl appts. I was glad I couldnt get a flight that day.

  2. Yes, I think it is now funny.

    Ugh! The flags. I remember just *waiting* for those flags to come off peoples cars, so that I could feel like things were normal again.

    …I don’t think I handled 9/11 in a very healthy way. 7 years later and I still can’t watch the news.

  3. When Howard Stern was still on the regular radio I used to listen to him sometimes in NY, and once I moved to Florida, any time I got homesick. On 9/12 I turned on Howard Stern. He said something like, “Let’s get our priorities straight. Let’s focus on what’s really important here. Are the strippers from Scores alright?!”

    I couldn’t have imagined laughing again after the day before, but that made me smile.

  4. Having a sense of humor in the midst of tragedy is sometimes the only way one can cope.

    Great post.

  5. vintagecaveman

    I was ‘technically’ a child when it happened, and nothing horrified me like that day.

    Laugh. It’s the only thing that keeps us going…
    Today, I laughed at a “plane landing” joke. I won’t get into it, but it was totally tasteful.

  6. I remember the lines more than anything. In Wichita, gas stations hiked their prices up to $8 or $10 a gallon within hours of the attack, and cars were lining up around the block to get “that last bit of gas.” Nobody was in any shape to address the blatant price-gouging for the first 24 hours.

  7. I second Karen and Vintage Caveman. I also laughed.

  8. That is funny, although I feel weird enjoying any jokes concerning that date.

  9. JT

    I agree. It’s okay to laugh.

  10. I think we can laugh about it.

  11. I laughed, and honestly, I would’ve laughed about it 6 years ago, too.

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