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Andrew Wyrich

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Posted on Jun 29, 2023   Updated on Jul 1, 2023, 7:46 am CDT

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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Our top stories today are about: An UberEats driver leaving an angry note to a customer who didn’t tip ahead of delivery, a look at Temptation Island and why its ahead of its time, how hackers targeted a government website in Texas in retaliation for the state’s stance on gender-affirming care, and a viral video showing an outrageous parking garage bill

After that, our Politics Reporter Claire has a “Dirty Delete” column for you about former Vice President Mike Pence.

See you tomorrow!

— A.W. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘If you can’t tip good get your own food’: Uber Eats driver leaves angry note for customers who didn’t tip ahead of delivery

A customer who ordered Uber Eats received a stern written message from their delivery driver, who scolded them for not tipping before their food was delivered.


Why you should watch ‘Temptation Island’—a show ahead of its time

Your favorite new reality show probably owes a lot to Temptation Island.


Hackers target Texas, leak data in response to state law on gender-affirming care

Hackers are taking credit for breaching a government website in Texas in retaliation for the state’s stance on gender-affirming care.


‘You can just keep the car at that point’: Driver racks up $8,175 parking garage bill after 54 days

One driver recently demonstrated just how expensive parking in a city can get in a video with over 192,000 views.


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🗳️ Dirty Delete

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🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

✈️ How much money can you make in the sky? A TikTok creator and flight attendant recently posted a video response to a comment from another user about pay for keeping plane trips running smoothly.

🥃 This bartender went viral after sharing how he pranked his co-workers who like to eat the fresh fruit behind the bar

🍴 A server says she was fired after accidentally spilling a drink on a customer, and advises people to have a little empathy should they ever find themselves on the receiving end of such a mishap.

🥪 Everyone seems to be resonating with this worker, who took a 2-hour lunch break after his boss made him join an hour-long meeting that could have been an email

🧼 This Sephora shopper is getting a lot of attention after claiming in a viral video that travel-size toiletries are a scam

🍺 A Sam’s Club customer has figured out how to create a low-cost root beer float at the big box store.

🔍 From the Daily Dot archive: QAnon is now too big to fail.

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👋 Before you go

According to various resources online, hot beverages in plastic cups are generally considered a big no-no.

The most popular coffee chain in the world, Starbucks, will often mix customers’ drinks in plastic cups— a barista for the company, TikToker Maddie Milton (@maddiemilton), responded to a user who referenced the potential dangers of this practice.

In a trending clip that’s garnered over 16,000 views, Milton addresses these concerns. She demonstrates how for some beverages, she’s found ways to ensure that hot espresso doesn’t go into a plastic cup first but says that for particular drinks it isn’t possible as she must follow Starbucks’ drink-making protocols.

avoiding toxins from plastic at starbucks

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*First Published: Jun 29, 2023, 10:30 am CDT