“While we … while we were coming downstairs, it’s so funny, some people were even smoking in the stairs, standing in those, you know, rest areas people were smoking because some of the rumors before the plane hit our building, the rumor was there that the security guards there they were spreading those rumors, Oh, just a small plane hit the next building. Don’t worry. Everybody just do their normal work, or whatever. And some people, to relax, I guess, they were brokers or something; I couldn’t tell, they wanted to go back to work.”
Pakistani male, age 27, working in the WTC, 46th floor.
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