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    This Twitter User Is Offering To Comment "Yikes" Under Your Ex's Selfies For A Cool $5

    Apparently, he's already gotten more than 200 requests.

    Every now and then, there comes a tweet that just perfectly articulates a deep-seated (and totally petty) impulse we've all felt. This week, it came from Twitter user @IsaiahGarnica:

    for $5 i will write "yikes" under one of your ex's selfies

    @IsaiahGarnica / Via Twitter

    So far, Garnica's tweet has more than 182,000 likes and 35,000 retweets.

    Now, I'm all for an extremely non-serious Twitter joke, but upon further inspection, it looked like Garnica was completely and 1000% game to do it.

    please include the insta username when sending CASH APP: $IsaiahGarnica VENMO: @ Isaiah-Garnica

    @IsaiahGarnica / Via Twitter

    Naturally, Twitter ate it up.

    @IsaiahGarnica I love an honest hustle

    @IsaiahGarnica You’re doing gods work out here

    @IsaiahGarnica @sassyblackdiva The petty economy is booming lol

    And apparently, so many people took him up on his offer (more than 200 and counting, he told me via DM) that he had to set up a few guidelines...

    okay, the requests are coming in. plz *specify* which selfie. otherwise, I will choose their most recent. if they have no selfies (trash) I will pick a photo where they seem too pleased with themselves.

    @IsaiahGarnica / Via Twitter

    Apparently, the requests started rolling in almost immediately after posting the tweet.

    So if you do the math, that means he's made more than $1,000 dropping those "Yikes" all over some unsuspecting exes' Instagram accounts.

    Still making my way thru requests. Thank you for your patience. You all deserve better. 🌈


    Every person who sends a request and the $5 gets a screenshot for proof (especially if they're already blocked from their ex's account). Garnica showed me a few, but I'm not including them here for obvious privacy reasons!

    It's worth mentioning that comparisons have been made between Garnica's tweet and one made by TV screenwriter Eden Dranger in 2018, but Garnica said he'd never seen Dranger's tweet before.

    @IsaiahGarnica @lazerdoov For $5, I’ll tweet something that hasn’t been tweeted before.


    "We all use the same internet," he said. "Some people are pressed. I am paid up."

    Garnica, a Los Angeles-based songwriter, said his inspiration for the tweet came from a songwriting session in West Hollywood, where he dropped his phone.

    We also talked about whether what started as a joke might be construed as something more mean-spirited. "Some say it's a bully service, but it’s really not," Garnica said. "What I offer is closure. Especially when one is blocked."

    @k80way for the budget bitches: $3 to write "eek"

    A few users have asked Garnica to shame or insult the exes beyond the "yikes," and Garnica said he's turned those specific requests down. "I believe in karma. This might be theirs."

    "The yikes is sort of minuscule compared to the broken heart that is putting in the request when you think about it," Garnica added. "They can delete the yikes. A broken heart — not so much."


    I also asked if he's gotten any weird reactions to his comments outside of getting blocked or deleted. It turns out that some of Garnica's clients told him that their ex contacted them to make amends after getting "yikes'd."

    At the end of the day, Garnica is the one raking it in on all this outsourced pettiness and calls it his "micro-hustle." "As long as the ticker on that tweet is ticking," he said. "I am making money."

    Gloria Sanchez Productions / Via

    Meanwhile, exes around the world are sleeping with one eye open on that notifications tab.

    You can read Garnica's full Twitter thread here.

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