BY TIM STORM, FOUNDER OF FATWALLET.COM AND ROCKTEK WORKSPACE
Stick with me... this one is a doozy... and there is an F bomb or two. It’s totally worth it.
The day that the deal to sell FatWallet was finalized, I gathered a few members of my leadership team, the ebates management, and a bottle of Jack Daniels single barrel. We poured a shot for everyone present, raised our glasses and I made the following toast... “Don’t fuck it up!”
Fast forward six years.
I’m doing some IT work at RockTek Workspace (aka the house that FatWallet built) and I get a message that FatWallet will soon be shutting down.
The very next day after receiving the news, we are giving a tour - the tour goes well and we have a seat in the club lounge to chat a bit.
I grab a “put your drink here” coaster off the table and make a comment about the words on it being less vulgar than our first choice of “put your effing drink here” - our visitors laugh and share that they have an inappropriate motto in their company - one of the visitors extends their arm to show a wristband that they were wearing.
Printed on the wristband? #DFIU
Of course, I shared my story, and we raised a glass to DFIU.