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Posted By: Marvin, on host
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2001, at 10:05:06
In Reply To: Re: Vague guesses at the death toll posted by wintermute on Thursday, September 13, 2001, at 08:03:35:

> After plane crashes, you always here stories of people that delayed or missed their flight for some incredibly trivial reason, which ended up saving their life.
> I've not heard any of these yet, for this disaster (though a few people have said they didn't go to work because they overslept, or some such), but I think it's the first time I've heard the reverse of this story: CNN commentator Barbara Olson was scheduled to fly from Washington to LA on Monday, but delayed her flight until Tuesday so she could have breakfast with her husband, as it was his birthday.
> I can't imagine what it must have been like for him to find out.
> wintermute

Well, I actually have a survival story, but its not the crashes, but from the WTC. My roommate's friend goes to college in NYC and on Tuesday her math class was supposed to meet on the first floor of the WTC (don't know which one) at 8:30. But before she left, she checked her e-mail and saw that her professor wouldn't be able to go, so the trip to the WTC was called off. So she didn't go thankfully. If she hadn't checked her e-mail, she would have been somewhere in the WTC when the planes hit. I guess she's lucky she checked her e-mail.

Mar "But what of the people who didn't check their e-mail?" vin