A FRIEND has asked if you have any recollection of the most tragic and monumental event of the 21st century so far.
Youthful acquaintance Joshua Hudson has sincerely asked whether you remember watching the devastating attacks on the Twin Towers, as if that day was not seared into your memory for the rest of your life.
Naive 25-year-old Hudson said: “It was quite a while ago now and loads has happened since, like Brexit and 2 Girls 1 Cup, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve forgotten about it.
“Even I sometimes forget why I’ve walked into a room for a few seconds, and I’m young, so I wouldn’t judge you at all if you were like ‘9/11? Remind me?’
“Maybe you were at work or something. But it was the one where Islamic terrorists flew passenger jets into the World Trade Centre which was this really tall pair of towers in New York, and then – I know, like that wasn’t enough – the towers fell down.
“And there was another plane flew into the Pentagon, and I think a fourth plane though don’t hold me to it. And then it shaped popular culture and US foreign policy for the last two decades. No?”
Not picking up on your respectful silence, Hudson added: “I was only four so I don’t remember it directly. But now I’m old enough to vote and drive a car. Crazy, huh?”