It seems to me, especially living in the DC area, that many organizations from the Federal government to the local bodega have used “it’s a different world after 9/11” as an excuse for any inconvenient, customer-unfriendly action they want.
When I was recently trying to figure out how long I’ve been now doing this blog, I realized that I started it on 9/11 last year. This made me think, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could turn 9/11 into a day where we all try to do something, in whatever small way, pro-actively for the public good? I think if we make 9/11 a day of service and belief in the indominatable human spirit, then the terrorists certainly will have lost. And so will the beaurocratic opportunists!
Also, I’d like to take this anniversary moment to thank my beloved “tens of readers” who have made writing this blog such a rewarding experience and who inspire me on a daily basis!