There are history changing moments, when everyone will remember exactly the situation they were in, when they got the news. For a German, like me it is the downfall of the Berlin Wall and the attack on the world trade center.
I was picking ingredients for a family dine at a local greengrocer's shop, when I saw videos, shown on the shops television. I immediately went home to check it up. My whole family came for dinner that night, but this time we were all kind of depressed.
The next day, we took in an American couple, acquaintances of us, that were prevented from flying home and stranded in our city.
Bye the way, I started working in the Oil and Gas business shortly after, and it was an open secret back then, at least with the people I was working with, that the Irak War was started because of the dollar. Saddam Hussein planed on switching from Dollar based trading to Euro based trading. I think the financial system has evolved since back then. But a that time, the story I ...