A TikTok user is dumbfounding Starbucks
baristas, convenience store clerks and plenty of
social media users with his new “payment method".
The prankster, who goes by Veera on social media,
has shared several videos (all filmed pre-quarantine)
of him interacting with completely baffled cashiers.
Ultimately, the stunt comes down to two
simple words: “apple pay." The TikToker takes
those words extremely literally though.
Instead of paying with the tech
company’s convenient, phone or watch-
enabled app, Veera uses a literal apple.
It’s a simple but elegant trick. In his most recent
video, the TikToker stuffs his phone — with
Apple Pay already loaded — under his sleeve.
Then, he walks into a convenience
store and picks out his snacks.
As he approaches the register, he’s holding nothing
but an apple, which he then uses to “pay” for his items by
swiping his hidden phone over the store’s Apple Pay reader.
“I ACTUALLY PAID WITH APPLES,”
Veera captioned the video.
Social media users seemed equally
impressed by the stunt, calling it
“creative,” “magic” and “hella smart".
“People that don’t pay with apples
are clowns,” one commenter joked