Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories today are about: A DoorDash driver going viral for recounting how they confront customers who don’t tip, an Amazon driver claiming they accidentally fell into a customer’s septic tank while delivering, a job hunter sharing a hack for when you don’t hear back from a hiring manager, and a look at why celebrities are hyping a film online that hardly anyone watched.
After that, our Senior Culture Reporter Audra has her weekly “Now Streaming” column where she writes about the discourse surrounding HBO Max’s Velma.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
A DoorDash driver has gone viral on TikTok for confronting multiple customers who tipped too little or didn’t tip at all.
‘Hopefully they don’t make me finish my route’: Amazon delivery driver says he fell into customer’s septic tank
An Amazon driver is going viral for detailing how he accidentally fell into a customer’s septic tank while delivering.
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Job hunter shares hack for whenever you don’t hear back from hiring manager for desired job
A job hunter went viral on TikTok after sharing her hack for when she doesn’t hear back from a hiring manager.
2023’s weirdest Oscar campaign is the celebrity social media buzz for Andrea Riseborough in ‘To Leslie’
Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet are suddenly hyping up this film that hardly anyone watched.
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Investigating the ‘Velma’ discourse
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
☕ A woman has gone viral after claiming they were charged for asking for “light ice” in their drink at a Target Starbucks.
🍔 A Wendy’s customer is calling out the fast food restaurant online after his 4 for $4 meal cost him $5.
🌯 In a viral video, a woman ordered a burrito bowl with chips instead of rice, joking about “creating” Chipotle Nachos, sparking debate.
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📦 A TikTok user and Amazon worker has sparked discussion after sharing a video claiming that Amazon attempted to sell its workers moldy Slim Jims in the workplace.
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🥗 A user on TikTok has gone viral after claiming that they purchased a salad at a Key Food—only to discover that there was an expired label under the current one.
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👋 Before you go
A TikToker took to the platform to say her daughter’s dad, while he had custody of her one weekend, placed an AirTag on the girl. The incident is sparking debate from commenters wondering if the move is about the girl’s safety or tracking the mother and daughter, creepily, from afar.
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