Boyfriend Venmo asked girlfriend for $7 for cold medicine

TikToker Jackie (@jackieli852) went viral after sharing a story about the time her ex-boyfriend sent her a Venmo request after getting her some cold medicine when she was sick.

Commentators were shocked by the man’s audacity, with many declaring it was only natural for someone who is ill to want to pick up medicine, even if it’s just an acquaintance. Expecting money from them is just plain wrong, especially when it’s a significant other, TikTokers claimed.

Jackie’s video starts with a sting from talking about the time her boyfriend asked her to venmoen him for a cheesesteak he bought for her. The text overlay reads, “To my future boyfriend, please don’t do this to me.”

Jackie recounts the time when she felt really sick and asked her then-boyfriend to get some DayQuil from CVS.

“We come home, he gives me medicine, thank you so much, I take it, I go to sleep. The next day I wake up and he’s Venmo charged me seven dollars for this drug,” says Jackie. “Okay, get your bag, but at this point we’ve been together for four years.”

“I think I prefer a relationship where it’s like, ‘Hey, I get this, you get next time,'” she continues. “We don’t track our expenses like dollar for dollar, I should have known, but you know we’re not together anymore so it shouldn’t be.”

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Jackie’s clip touches on a common source of arguments between couples: money. CNBC wrote that people are ten times more likely to leave their partner if they are not managing their finances well. There are countless other examples of anecdotal relationship disputes online, with people mentioning that money in one capacity or another has played a role in couples’ decisions to go their separate ways.

Jackie found it ridiculous that someone she dated four years would charge seven dollars after she got her meds when she was ill, and there were many other commenters who felt the move meant any kind of romance between them killed the two.

“No no…no medicine…NOT $7,” wrote one user.

“Getting cold medicine on the way home is NOT super nice or cute,” argued another. “It’s literally something you don’t even have to ask.”

“When you said 4 years, my jaw dropped,” said one user. “I can’t even get you cold medicine after 4 years without the Venmo request.”

“Get your bag? It was $7 how wasn’t he embarrassed,” agreed another.

One user said, “You’ve been handling that thing for 4 years.”

“I would do this for a colleague without asking for a refund,” wrote one viewer. “Like literally, if someone calls from work, I ask if they need meds and pop in with either sth or DoorDash meds.”

The Daily Dot reached out to Jackie via TikTok comment for more information.


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*Initial publication: November 26, 2022 at 11:39 am CST

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