Margaret Pennoyer, an elementary school teacher in Manhattan, had just returned from a bachelorette party in Napa Valley when she received an email that had been sent to all the guests. The two organizers had itemized each woman’s individual expenses, which they had covered, and requested reimbursement through Venmo, an app that transfers money between users who have linked their bank accounts to their phones. Pennoyer owed $31.98 to one woman and $20.62 to the other.
"Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are" is from the July 22, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Teddy Wayne and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.