in the last week, Peter Pribil Pierdinock He was with a friend and they both needed to return to their home outside Chicago. Suddenly they met an acquaintance on the street, who He offered to take them in his car,
At first, the young American felt very grateful and lucky. However, the next day The driver had written to him with the intention of charging him for petrolHe told about this on social media and his post went viral.
“Friends of friends become very bold,” said Peter angrily., in a video he posted on his TikTok account in connection with a request from a young woman with whom he apparently has a distant link. In the video, you can also see a screenshot of the message in which the woman had asked for money for the trip.
“Hey, I’m Julia. What’s your Venmo account? I should charge you about $2.47 to take you home last night”, wrote the young woman and added a laugh as if to downplay the request. Soon after, the driver asked for his friend’s information to ask him to transfer the money as well.
“Gasoline is too expensive, hey. Don’t blame me, blame it on Joe Biden“, Julia added in a clear allusion to the President of the United States and the latest increase in fuel in that country, which led to a record price of US$5 per gallon in the month of June. the price has dropped by a few cents, the truth is that Current inflation in the United States is the highest in the past 40 years,
Peter’s post garnered over 363,000 likes, received over 2.8 million views, and generated nearly 5,000 comments. Among the various returns regarding the unexpected request of the driver, Users—in general—were critical of it,
“My life could depend on that $2.47 and I would still be embarrassed to ask someone to pay me that amount”; “I’ll reply that I don’t have Venmo and should take cash to my house. That way, I’ll spend more money on gasoline”Do people like it and don’t be shy before sending it, I find it unbelievable”, some Internet users raised.
“If he volunteered, that’s crazy. If you didn’t and felt compelled, damn you need better boundaries because it’s embarrassing“Nothing surprised me anymore after a coworker sent me an 85 percent Venmo application after buying me a banana before work”Gasoline is expensive and there is no reference to what happened (distance etc) she could have lived from paycheck to paycheck”; among thousands of comments were others who expressed their position on the matter.
Overall, one user asked Peter:Why do you blame Biden??”. And the young American replied with humor: “Apparently Biden took us home last night,