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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: A Waffle House worker discovering a customer’s snake on a table, an Amazon worker watching in horror as two dogs destroyed the package they dropped off, an exclusive report showing how only 4 constituents have donated to Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) this year, and a look at how film reviews, fanfic, and cosplay aren’t “crossing the line” amid the writers’ and actors’ strike.
After that, our Investigations Reporter Claire has her “Dirty Delete” column.
See you tomorrow!
⚡ Today’s top stories
‘All of this is iconically waffle house’: Worker discovers customer’s snake dining in at Waffle House
How would you react if you saw a customer’s snake on a table at Waffle House?
Amazon delivery driver places package inside of gate despite instructions to leave them outside. It backfires
An Amazon driver attempting to deliver a package watched in horror as two dogs destroyed the parcel before it could get to its owner.
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), the embattled freshman representative from New York, doesn’t appear to have much support among his own constituents.
Film reviews, fanfic, and cosplay don’t qualify as ‘crossing the picket line’ during the Hollywood strike
Fans are worried about creating free advertising for companies like Disney amid the writers’ and actors’ strike.
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🕸️ Crawling the web
Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.
🥪 A Firehouse Subs worker is going viral for sharing how his boss sends him on “side quests” when it gets slow during his shift.
🧾 People are getting a kick out of this viral video where a Taco Bell customer shows how his receipt was printed on Subway branded paper.
🛍️ The saga of the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ban on single-use bags—even paper ones—has created a firestorm of videos on TikTok.
👛 This drive-thru worker posted a video showing how one customer paid him $14.56 in change.
🛒 We’ve all been there: Your boss asks you to work on a day that they didn’t schedule you. One Publix worker recently went viral for just such a scenario, because people understood the feeling.
🧥 A Burlington Coat Factory worker allegedly got aggressive with a customer for trying on clothes in the aisle.
🥕 Women far and wide have joked about male Instacart shoppers‘ inability to successfully navigate a grocery store. The trend has now extended to include boyfriends, as a viral TikTok illustrated.
📱 This app-based weight loss program prioritizes your mental health so you can live a healthier lifestyle. Here’s how you can try it for free.*
📜 From the Daily Dot archive: Here’s why you can’t take a screenshot of a TV show or movie on your computer.
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👋 Before you go
One woman’s investigation into why her Uber Eats receipt had the word “b*tch” on it had an unexpected twist.
In a viral video that has amassed over 942,000 views, TikToker Florida Feral (@floridaferal) revealed why she found the expletive on her Uber Eats bill, and it wasn’t quite what she anticipated.
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*First Published: Jul 20, 2023, 10:30 am CDT
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