Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: An Uber Eats customer going viral for detailing a bad experience she had, a Qdoba customer making a shocking discovery in her burrito, how an injectable weight loss drug is getting called out online for its advertising, and an exclusive report on how Fox News’ coverage of a trans teacher’s TikTok led to bomb threats.
After that, our Tech Reporter Mikael has his “One Dumb Conspiracy” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
‘Got scammed during my grandmother’s funeral’: Customer says Uber Eats still charged her $87 for canceled order
Uber Eats is supposed to be an easy alternative to make dinner simple in exchange for a convenience fee, but one customer warns that isn’t always the case.
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Qdoba customer says she found a nose ring in her burrito
A Qdoba customer was alarmed to be on the receiving end of a nose-piercing foul, after she bit into a burrito only to feel her teeth clenching down on a piece of metal she would later discover was an employee’s nose ring.
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🗣️ CALLED OUT
‘Everyone needs to be 20% smaller’: Influencer calls out Ozempic ad campaign for pushing weight-loss drugs
TikTokers are criticizing ads for Ozempic, an injectable weight loss drug, seen in a subway station and on social media.
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hugely traumatic:’ Trans teacher reveals how Fox News’ coverage of their TikTok led to bomb, death threats
Bomb threats and threatening tirades have inundated the school district.
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🔍 One Dumb Conspiracy
By Mikael Thalen
Conspiracy theorists now think a ‘zombie virus’ is being unleashed
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🍕 When one orders a pizza, they expect it to arrive hot, fresh, and ready to eat. What theydon’t expect is a dismal mess of dried meat, spotty (if any) cheese, no sauce, and a stale crust.
🥩 A woman says her friend invited her and several other couples to her house for a dinner party but asked them all to bring their own steak and pay $12 dollars for sides in a now-viral video.
☕ In a viral TikTok video, a Starbucks customer shows viewers what the coffee chain’s new olive oil-infused beverage looks like. Reader, it doesn’t look good.
📦 While Amazon allows customers to submit delivery instructions with their order, it’s often not clear exactly how the process works.
💧 Can you imagine what would happen if you drank nothing but flavored water for two weeks? Here’s a hint.*
📹 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s how local governments are surveilling their workers.
🛍️ A DoorDash customer’s experience with a bold delivery runner has drawn over 39,000 views on TikTok.
🍴 Working in the restaurant industry is no joke. This is especially true on weekend evenings.
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👋 Before you go
A woman’s TikTok video calling out non-tipping customers who specifically choose contactless delivery for their Domino’s orders has drawn over 138,000 views on the platform. Nearly 3,000 viewers leaving comments to share their agreement or opposition to her take.
In her video, user Alexis (@alexislongcrier) says she simply doesn’t want customers to avoid her when they choose not to tip her for their delivery.
“If you don’t tip, there should be no option for contactless delivery,” she says in the clip. “I want you to look me in the eyes when you don’t tip me.”
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