A common strategy for writing on Medium is, “take a conventional topic and turn it on its head.” In this post I intend to do just that.

Everyone talks about “that one person” who leaves one solitary clap out of a possible 50 on others’ posts. Well, what about that one person who leaves 49 claps? How come they never get any attention?

Maybe they’re math professors leaving the largest allowable number of claps that is a perfect square. Maybe they’re from San Francisco, home of the only NFL team with a number for a mascot. Maybe today is their 49th birthday and they’re leaving a clap for every candle.

To Mr./Ms. 49 Claps: Thank you for daring to be different! You go witcha bad self!