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So, I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious.

Medium is at that point where it provides enough value that not only the freeloading mooches like Charles are on here, and people like Charles don’t like that. This happens to everything. First, a product launches, and people like Charles stumble into it, because they have nothing but free time, fixed-gear bicycles, fake mustaches, and cardigans. And free time.

Then, after a couple years, the fruits of the product owner’s labor begin paying off when finally real customers with more than lint in their pocket begin showing up. At this point, all the Charles begin gathering up their cardboard boxes and heading toward the next safe space, where they can take up being hip.

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