Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr.
Our top stories to kick off the weekend are about: A woman getting praise online for the “brilliant” revenge she got on a cheating boyfriend, a McDonald’s customer going viral for calling out the chain for getting a Chicken McWrap that was raw, why a Timothée Chalamet fan account is drawing criticism this week, and an exclusive report about a ransomware attack on Minneapolis schools.
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Kira will be guiding you through the news on Monday, so I’ll see you next week!
‘Definition of playing the long game’: Woman goes on trip with boyfriend—even though she knows he’s cheating
A TikTok user is receiving praise online for the way she got revenge on her cheating boyfriend during a couples’ trip through Europe.
One McDonald’s customer is calling out the fast food chain after claiming that they were served a Caesar Chicken McWrap that was raw.
A Timothée Chalamet fan account drew criticism this week, after Chalamet and Kylie Jenner debuted their relationship.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I had my bank account drained last week’: Teachers, parents left furious in wake of ransomware attack on Minneapolis schools
The school was repeatedly accused of downplaying the event as fraud charges racked up.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
☕ This former Starbucks employee shared a two-part rant via TikTok video expressing his frustrations and unpleasant experiences while working at a local Chicago Starbucks for two years.
🍹 Have you ever been unsure of what to order at a bar and asked for “something fruity?” A bartender is going viral for sharing what one of her colleagues mixes when customers make that request.
🍔 A McDonald’s worker is blasting the fast food chain for not providing proper training to employees.
🧊 This brilliant cooler hack is taking patio partying to the next level. It’s a simple trick that will save your guests a lot of trouble and time.
🍅 One woman has gone viral after sharing a clever hack on how to get the final drops of ketchup from the Heinz ketchup bottle.
💡 Make tonight the Cage of Enlightenment with the top 10 must-watch Nicolas Cage movies you can stream right now.*
🍴 When it comes to the food service industry, dealing with challenging customers can be a regular occurrence.
💰 At a time when grocery prices are increasing, shoppers claim that these higher prices aren’t leading to more food. In some cases, shoppers even say that they’re being charged the same amount or more for less product.
🏳️🌈 From the Daily Dot archive: From Club Penguin to Roblox, LGBTQ youth have always flocked to gaming websites.
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👋 Before you go
A TikTok user who claims to be an Amazon Flex driver has shared a hack on how to maximize your chances of getting paid without actually doing any deliveries.
The user, who goes by Just Adam (@justadam1128), posted a video explaining his tip for other drivers who work for the delivery service.