It's official: Venmo has turned normally fine and upstanding people into petty little, well... we won't say it.
This Twitter thread proves it.
Nicole Cliffe is the best on Twitter at getting people to share appalling, shocking, and otherwise horrendous stories about their own lives.
via: TwitterAnd recently, she asked people to post the most insane Venmo requests people have received, and oh boy, people delivered. Not every single one of these is actually Venmo. Some came before the app was widely available, which just means that those people have been the worst forever.
via: TwitterThat's, um, completely unreasonable. "Hey, move my drugs for me and then give me all of the money?" Yeah, no thanks.
"The seven cents is for the taxes."
via: TwitterYou know that person who is just extremely cheap all the time? Yes, you do. If you don't, you are this person.
via: TwitterThis is ABSURD. Don't volunteer to host a potluck (which everyone contributes to already!) and then charge people for the one dish you provide. That's insane.
One single glass of wine
via: TwitterThis is bonkers. It would have been crazy if this person got charged just for the glass of wine, but it's even more insane that this person brought a bottle of wine. The next one is really special...
Two plantain chips
via: TwitterTwo plantain chips. TWO plantain chips. That the offender didn't even like! Can. You. Imagine?!
Ex-wife's PayPal request
via: TwitterThis. Is. Awful. Is this some sort of strange guilt trip power move?! Like, what the actual eff.
Shared jar of salsa
via: TwitterThirty-eight cents. It does not get pettier than this, folks.
Company holiday party
via: TwitterThis reminds me of a crazy story I once heard of a boyfriend charging his girlfriend rent to live with him, which would have been fine if they were splitting the cost of the apartment, but they weren't. His parents owned the apartment, he was living there rent-free, and he was pocketing his girlfriend's money.
The $3 request
via: TwitterYou know this is a petty ex-husband doing this out of spite. He didn't need that $3. Those were three spite dollars, every single one of them. The next one is especially infuriating for parents of young kids...
The playdate fee
via: TwitterYo, I bet this mom wouldn't have agreed to a playdate in the first place if she knew a nanny was going to look after the kids the whole time.
A small bowl of ice cream
via: TwitterOh hell no. You don't offer to buy something for someone and then charge them for it later. No siree.
via: TwitterThis is the only petty Venmo request that I am totally here for. You don't get off scot-free after giving a girl a UTI.
Your share of the pie
via: TwitterIncredible, folks. It's amazing a guy like this has friends to share pizza with in the first place.
The concert reach-back
via: TwitterIf someone says, "Here, consider this a gift," I sure as hell am not going to pay for it later. That's insane! It was a gift! The next one will make you incredulous...
The slow burn...
via: TwitterThis makes you wonder how much of the last two years that person spent super pent up and frustrated about that $10. That's quite the grudge.
Toilet paper contest
via: TwitterFirst of all, who keeps track of their roommate's toilet paper use? That's extremely creepy. Second of all, who only uses two squares of toilet paper?! Or only three or four for that matter?! These people are not doing a thorough job...
via: TwitterSo that girl is profiting off her brunch and then also charging people who attended it? That may be good business, but that's bad friendship.
The treat that wasn't
via: TwitterDon't! Volunteer! To! Treat! Somebody! To! Dinner! If! You're! Going! To! Make! Them! Pay! The! Next! Day! That! Means! It! Wasn't! A! Treat!
The date refund
via: TwitterAh yes, here we see a specimen that we hope becomes rarer one day: the man who only wants to pay for a date that will put out. The sleazeball extraordinaire. Share this with your pettiest Venmo friend!