Isn't it amazing how one little app can change your life? It was a few years back when a friend of mine turned me on to Venmo. At first I was thinking that it wouldn't be all that useful to me, and now a few years later I pretty much run my life through it. The ability to easily share money makes parenting so much easier, given that between sports and school I always feel like I owe someone, something. Also, the flexibly that comes with booking tickets, knowing you won't have to hunt everyone down to be reimbursed makes life so much easier. As a designer I can easily pick something up for a client and instantly be reimbursed, often even before I've even left the store. Let's just say that is a real game changer.
Anyway, as much as I love how Venmo had streamlined my life, I admit that I also get off on seeing what everyone is paying each other and what for. Some of the descriptions are so creative and I swear I always create some narrative in my head about what's going on that there after I always remember that to be true.
Well, it turns out I'm not the only one. I saw this piece in the New Yorker and got a laugh because you all know we are all guilty of this! It is quite possible that Venmo is the new reality TV and I'm most definitely going to be the one sitting here with the popcorn. 💸👀❤️