When I first moved to Denver, I had a similar situation to this – which is where I’m pulling parts of this storyline from.

The company I’d been working for went belly up.  It was an odd situation.  The company had three very different parent companies who were all attempting to wrest control from the others.  In the end, since no one was willing to compromise, everyone pulled out and the company I worked for closed its doors.

BEFORE that last day, the manager did things like taking us to an expensive lunch and loading us up with all sorts of crap that he said would just get thrown away – like mugs.

So each of us ended up with a box of logo’d mugs and glasses (the glasses were actually pretty cool) and memories of a short-lived company that never really had a chance to show the world what it could do.

Ah, well.