6 WAYS MY MOTHER DRASTICALLY UNDERESTIMATED THE SCALE OF FACEBOOK WHEN I WORKED THERE
I worked at a mom-and-pop shop called Facebook for six years. My wonderful Jewish mother loved to kvell about the company's success, but she never quite grasped the magnitude of it.
- 1.When Facebook got sued by half the states in America, she recommended a lawyer for us: my Uncle Danny.
- 2.She persuaded eleven seniors at the Coconut Grove Art Festival to sign up for Facebook, then asked if my coworkers were thrilled when they "noticed."
- 3.She suggested I introduce Zuck to her friend who owns Sam's Chowder House so that Zuck could personally negotiate a deal to serve their lobster rolls on campus.
- 4.When I told her I was going to leave the company, she asked if she should sell her Facebook stock.This was flattering, but I reassured her that people like Mark would stay on board to oversee crustacean negotiation and other corporate matters. The stock ended up soaring after I left, a family shame we never discuss.
- 5.She cut out and snail-mailed me the articles whenever Facebook was mentioned in the Pinecrest Village Tribune.
- 6.She stopped storing baby photos of me on Facebook to "save us money."I let this one go.