amara-thomas

Amara Thomas


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

Man talking(l+r), Man during check up(c)

‘I learned the hard way’: Man issues warning after he was told he was perfectly healthy during annual checkup, gets cancer diagnosis 1 week later

‘This is such an important thing for people to understand!’

On Jun 12, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Tesla logo(l), Man talking(c), Carvana(r)

‘It needed some real work done to it’: Carvana overpaid by $10,000 for a damaged Tesla. Here’s why

‘What are they gonna do with this car?’

On Jun 12, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Woman talking(l+r), Kendra scott store front(c)

‘That’s why I buy all my Kendra Scott at TJ Maxx’: Woman reports ‘terrible customer service’ at Kendra Scott. She can’t believe the manager’s excuse

‘I didn’t think Kendra Scott was for us.’

On Jun 5, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Man at pay booth(l), Parking garage(c), Man talking(r)

‘We shouldn’t be paying to park’: Man shares trick to always getting free parking in garages

‘Make public parking free again!’

On May 30, 2024 by Amara Thomas

Man talking(l+r), Oil being poured into engine(c)

‘Dads teach your daughters’: Woman vows to return with a man after being charged $455 for oil change

‘She was totally taken advantage of.’

On May 30, 2024 by Amara Thomas

In-n-out Burger sign(l), Woman smiling(c), Burgers with mustard(r)

‘This is how you do burgers at home’: Former In-N-Out Burger worker shares how to make burgers at home. There’s a secret to the meat

‘Adds extra flavor.’

On May 22, 2024 by Amara Thomas

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

‘Do not buy anything from Target this week’: Target worker warns against buying items from Target right now. Here’s why

‘YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER.’

On May 22, 2024 by Amara Thomas

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

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