You look at the cake: There is a small replica of a game system with two controllers coming out of it. The cords from the controller wind to spell out “Happy Birthday, Marco!” at the top of the cake. Wow, Mrs. Park really outdid herself; this cake is perfect! Marco not only loves playing video games, but he also designs his own. He wants to be a game designer when he grows up. You know he’ll be so excited when he sees this cake!
“Thanks Mrs. Park, this looks amazing!” you exclaim. Mrs. Park is beaming as she accepts your praise. You need to pay and get home so you can start decorating; the party is in less than 2 hours. Because she’s a small business, Mrs. Park doesn’t take credit cards. “How would you like me to pay you?”
“Well, I take cash and Venmo,” she replies. Cash… who has that anymore?! You reach into your pocket and grab your phone. You enter the payment amount, plus a tip, into Venmo. “Thank you Mrs. Park! Tell Johnny not to be late!” you yell behind you as you carefully carry the cake to the car.
As your mom is securing the cake in the car, your phone vibrates. It’s a text from Marco. “Dude, what kind of cake did you get me for my birthday party?!”
What?! How does he know?! You text back: “What r u talking about?”
Marco: “I just saw on your Venmo that you paid for something at ‘Creative Cakes.’ That’s definitely gotta be a cake for my birthday!”
You forgot that your Venmo privacy setting is on friends; Marco saw your payment on the app. Busted!