Theresa and I met on the first day of law school orientation and got married six years later. During the life of our relationship, I’ve pitched to her approximately 100 ideas. Her typical response is either, “That’s already been invented.” or “No, that’s a terrible idea.” She’s a much better litigator than I ever could be, so it’s tough to argue when I get her hard “No.”
I was sitting on PoliticalBank for a few days before sharing it with Theresa. I was convinced that I had a decent idea, and a few google and bing searches revealed nothing similar. But, if Theresa gave me pushback, I wanted to be ready.
I finished mowing one Saturday, walked inside and told Theresa, “I have an idea.” Skeptically, she said, “What is it?” I gave her the 30 second pitch. Her response…. “I like it! It’s kind of like facebook for politicians, right?” I said, “basically, but there’s a lot more we can do with it.” She agreed, then asked, “What are you going to call it?” After telling her my name for it, she said, “No. That’s a terrible idea.”
So, we got to work on a new name.