So today is 11/11/11. There seems to be a lot of superstition around it and I’m not quite sure why. We’ve already had 10/10/10, 09/09/09, 08/08/08, 07/07/07, 06/06/06… etc. And next year we’ll have 12/12/12. I don’t know what all the fuss is about, but so far today is a day like any other. Well, there’s still time, it’s not over yet.
Song of the day
Never mind the superstition, it’s also Armistice day. This is from the vid on YouTube:
“On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us. Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the “two minutes of silence” to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect. Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the store’s clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, “A Pittance of Time”.