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Kira Deshler


Posted on Apr 15, 2024   Updated on Apr 15, 2024, 11:59 am CDT

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Hello fellow web crawlers! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today’s top stories are about: a retail shopper who found an eerie new feature in the dressing room, the theory that Elon Musk used a burner account to disparage Grimes, a customer who ordered $650 worth of food and didn’t leave a tip, and the viral tweets of Cornel West’s pick for Vice President.

After that, check out Mikael’s “One Dumb Conspiracy” column. 

Until next time,

— K.D. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘This is my worst nightmare’: Cotton On shopper shocked at ‘creepy’ feature in dressing room

A clothes shopper was left horrified by a new edition in the Cotton On dressing room. 


Did Elon Musk use his baby burner account to say his kids hated Grimes?

Probably not, but the story has gone viral


‘I’m sorry but we’re not Panera or Chipotle’: Customer places $650 order, doesn’t tip, and leaves a bad review. Here’s what the server did in response

Viewers in the comments section were divided over whether it is necessary to tip on a take-out order.


Cornel West’s new VP pick is going viral for her past takes on Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and COVID-19

‘Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan?’ she asked in one post


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By Mikael Thalen
Staff Reporter

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘initiation process’ remark has conspiracy theorists losing their minds

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

👁️ This eye doctor chose the wrong person to try to upsell. In a viral video, a patient explains how she dodged all of the doctor’s sales tactics and ended up walking out without paying a cent more than her co-pay.

🎂 A cake shop owner decided to take a late call from a customer, but couldn’t believe what she ended up asking for

🍝 This customer asked for extra vodka sauce in her Uber Eats order but ended up getting a shot of vodka instead.

💬 A Shred415 fitness trainer posted a viral video saying she was fired for calling out sick. The owner reportedly fired her by kicking her out of their GroupMe

🛒 In a viral video, an Aldi customer got revenge on a fellow customer with “100 items” who wouldn’t let her checkout first

🚙 Wondering which cars provide the most “bang for your buck?” Well, this mechanic has you covered

⚰️ From the Daily Dot archive: Is your kid attending funerals on Roblox?

📝 Question of the Day

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👋 Before you go

A customer said that Kroger online order pickers tried to deter her from using her couponing skills to get several items for nearly free, so she took matters into her own hands.

In the viral video, which has more than a million views and hundreds of comments, extreme couponer Brodie (@brodiesaves) explained that she placed an order for pickup that would be nearly free, but Kroger canceled the order.

Now Brodie is true to the extreme couponing game. Her page is full of couponing content, and she has more than 350,000 followers on TikTok.

While Kroger claimed not to have the item in stock, Brodie suspected that they just didn’t want her to take advantage of the good deal, so she took matters into her own hands.

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2024, 10:30 am CDT