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Amara Thomas


Amara Thomas is a freelance writer and cultural worker. She has written for the FADER, the Village Voice, Gothamist, and Highsnobiety.

Woman talking(l+r), Carnival Cruise(c)

‘I’m just flabbergasted’: Customer finds out her $12K cruise cabin was canceled a day before setting sail. Carnival won’t refund her

'We’ve been planning this vacation for a year.'

On May 15, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Phone with doordash app(c)

‘It wasn’t my fault’: Woman says her DoorDash driver got hit by a car while delivering her order. Then DoorDash charged her for it

'I want my $30 back.'

On May 15, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Costco(c)

‘We switched it up’: Costco shopper reveals there will be no more number calling at the food court

'I hate this system!'

On May 2, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Target logo(c)

‘Imma need y’all to hire real actors or something’: Target customer confronts secret shopper for following her throughout the store

'I feel like we’ve been in every aisle together?'

On May 2, 2024 by Amara Thomas

woman speaking (l) hands together with ring (c) woman speaking (r)

‘They cashed a bride’s check for 7k just days ago’: Bride says venue closed without warning weeks before her wedding with no refund

'We are not getting our money back.'

On Apr 25, 2024 by Amara Thomas

woman speaking with caption 'EXPOSING HOTELS' (l) hotel room door opening (c) woman speaking with caption 'EXPOSING HOTELS' (r)

‘I don’t care how ritzy it is’: Former hotel worker says staying in a hotel is ‘one of the nastiest things you can do.’ Here’s why

'The cleaning staff will cut corners in every way that they can to meet their time markers.'

On Apr 25, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Walmart sign(l), Woman talking(c), Chicken label(r)

‘I paid $3.20 more than I should have’: Walmart customer blasts company for falsely advertising pack of chicken

'I’m officially checking mine from now on, no matter the store.'

On Apr 17, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Person talking(L+r), Starbucks cup(c)

‘The customers loved it’: Starbucks worker says he got in trouble for writing compliments on customers’ cups 

'I JUST QUIT.'

On Apr 10, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Target sign(c)

‘This is why I only have the red card debit card’: Woman warns against the Target RedCard

'Target Red Card did me dirty.'

On Apr 10, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Person talking(l+r), Walmart(c)

‘The siren would not turn off’: Walmart customer says self-checkout machine started blaring after item didn’t scan properly

'It’s you, it’s you babe, they caught you in 4K.'

On Apr 3, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman posing(l), Aldi(c), Behind someone on check out line(r)

‘Wouldn’t let me go in front with only milk’: Woman gets revenge on Aldi customer ‘with 100 items’ who wouldn’t let her check out first

'I’m smart like that but even I wouldn’t have come up with that brilliant idea.'

On Apr 3, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Man talking(l+r), Buc-ee's(c)

‘1,2,3,4. All valid’: Ex-employee exposes 5 ‘truths’ about working at Buc-ee’s

'It's not worth anywhere near the $21 an hour they pay you.'

On Mar 28, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Margarita(c)

‘Oh OK’: Server calls out customers for being ‘passive aggressive’ when she asks if they want another margarita. Here’s what she means

'I’ll give them the same energy back every time.'

On Mar 27, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Crawfish(l), Woman talking(c), Hand grabbing crawfish(r)

‘That whole pot woulda been tossed to the parking lot’: Woman finds something unusual in her crawfish

'I have NEVER in my 50 years of life seen anything like this.'

On Mar 20, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Man talking(l+r), McDonalds sign(c)

‘Makes so much sense’: Expert explains why salads are so much more expensive than burgers at McDonald’s

'A fresh salad costs $9 and a cooked beef burger costs $1.59.'

On Mar 20, 2024 by Amara Thomas