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Today on Reddit, a UPS rep shows the proper way to handle a potential public relations nightmare.
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UPS representative Debbie Curtis-Magley shows the world how to properly handle a potential public relations nightmare on Reddit. The cause of the UPS headache? An image in r/wtf showing an alleged UPS delivery person tossing a package onto a front porch. Curtis-Magley jumped into the thread. “Throwing a package is inexcusable and UPS does not tolerate it under any circumstances,” she wrote. “I sent a message to the [poster] asking for his assistance to get a tracking number on the shipment so we can determine if UPS was involved.” The damage control was particularly important because without it, the original poster might have never noticed that the delivery person didn’t actually work for UPS. Oops. (r/worstof)
There are a couple of great discussions in r/askscience this morning. (How I missed that subreddit during my vacation!): “Why does cancer occur so often now?” and “Do amputees maintain the same volume of blood they had before they became amputees?” (r/askscience)
An image of a leveling tool posted to r/funny leads to one of the most bizarre moments of mass weirdness on Reddit in ages: redditors attempt to level every comment in the thread to 0 points. That leads to mass confusion among those who stumbled on to the thread too late. (r/funny)
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