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2:51 pm

I open up Medium to do some light browsing before my 3pm meeting.

2:55 pm

I click on my profile icon to check my stats. The high from hitting 4,000 followers this morning was wearing off and my ego needed a boost.

2:56 pm

As I click through to the stats, something green catches my eye. I click back.

Become a member — that wasn’t there earlier today…

2:57 pm

I click on the link and try to join. No luck, the link didn’t work. I go back, screenshot the good news, and text the only person in the world who I think will be just as excited as me:

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3:03 pm

Meeting officially starts. It’s me and one other person in a tiny conference room. Plus two people on the phone. One person is late.

3:05 pm

Pre-meeting banter.

3:06 pm

Late person joins. I’m beginning to question why I even need to be involved in this meeting.

3:10 pm

Suspicion confirmed, there’s no reason for me to be here. But with only one person in the room I’m stuck.

3:11 pm

I sneak a peak at my phone while the meeting drones on. I still can’t seem to sign up for Medium Membership. I update the app. Still no luck.

3:12 pm

While the app updates, I try my laptop. I find medium.com/membership and scroll to the bottom. Boom, a prompt box asking for my credit card info awaits. Luckily my phone case is also my wallet, so I casually slide my card out of its resting place just enough to see the 16 digits.

3:13 pm

I submit my info and I’m now a proud funding member of my favorite community.

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3:30 pm

I’m still stuck in this meeting. Somebody please help me.

Stay-at-home dad. 9-to-5 escapee. Aldi aficionado. Me in a nutshell→ declanwilson.co/start-here

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