Content for Thursday, July 15
Millennials, Gen Z Are Terrible Tippers
A recent study from CreditCards.com found that millennials and members of Gen Z are the least likely to tip baristas, uber drivers, servers and bartenders. According to the survey, the number of food service customers who say they always tip fell slightly in the new 2021 tipping survey compared with a pre-pandemic survey on tipping behaviors. Meanwhile, the percentage of sit-down restaurant diners who say they always tip is down two percentage points, from 77% in 2019. And the percentage of food delivery customers who always tip fell four percentage pointsto 59%, despite skyrocketing demand for food delivery services during the pandemic. And despite shifting social mores surrounding tipping, the survey found that older generations were more likely to tip. The survey found that the likelihood a customer would leave a tip decreased in all tipping scenarios presented if the tipper was younger rather than older. Here's a rundown of service users who say they tip without fail. Servers or waitstaff at a sit-down restaurant – 88% of boomers, 80% of Gen Xers, 58% of millennials and 56% of Gen Zers say they always tip. Food delivery drivers – 75% of boomers, 65% of Gen Xers, 44% of millennials and 40% of Gen Zers say they always tip. Hair stylists and barbers – 76% of boomers, 69% of Gen Xers, 49% of millennials and 35% of Gen Zers say they always tip. Taxi and rideshare drivers – 66% of boomers, 48% of Gen Xers, 34% of millennials and 32% of Gen Zers say they always tip. Hotel housekeepers – 37% of boomers, 28% of Gen Xers, 20% of millennials and 18% of Gen Zers say they always tip. However, there's a caveat for restaurants that serve a mostly younger clientele: when millennials do tip, they tend to be slightly more generous than other generations. For example, at sit-down restaurants, millennials leave on average a 21% tip vs. the 20% left by the boomers.
PARENTING: Single Dad ‘Forces’ 18-Year-Old Son to Babysit when He Asks for $100
A dad “forced” his teenage son to babysit his little sister in order to make money, instead of just giving him the cash for free, and his son was furious. The single dad of two went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” page to see if the internet felt he went over the line. The dad had a meeting and his regular babysitter was out of town, so he asked his son, who is 18, to babysit his daughter, who is 11. The dad offered his son $100 for 6 hours of babysitting, and all he had to do was make sure his sister was safe, and accept the food delivery that the dad would order straight to the front door. The teenager refused. Later that week, the dad’s son knocked on his office door and asked him for money to take his girlfriend out on a date. The dad, seeing an opportunity to teach a valuable lesson, offered a deal. “I offered the exact same deal. $100 to look after [his sister] for the day. Otherwise, no money.” The son reluctantly agreed, but afterwards he was loudly complaining to his friends over the phone, to a point where his sister heard him and asked her dad why her brother doesn’t like her. Dad eventually decided on a fun daddy/daughter day on Saturday instead, due to his son’s drama. The dad turned to Reddit for a judgement call. Was he in the wrong for “forcing” his son to babysit instead of just giving him the $100? Most of the comments supported the dad, feeling that he made the right decision: “NTA – your son is acting out. $100 is so much money for such a small task honestly, he’s acting like a spoiled brat no offense. Your son is acting out.” “While [his sister] isn’t his responsibility, his girlfriend and their date is not yours. He is 18. If he wants to treat his girlfriend, he needs to get a job.”
The 6 Traits That Make A Woman Seem 'Crazy'... According to Men
YourTango asked six guys what makes a woman "crazy," and here's what they had to tell us. 1. She has zero rationale. "A 'crazy' woman is someone who just can't hear or accept the truth of a situation. It's like there is something standing in the way of rationale, so she keeps digging and digging, and it feels like she's enjoying pushing you to the brink." 2. She has unrealistic expectations. "I would say that a 'crazy' woman is defined by her relationship expectations being in direct conflict with actual reality, resulting in the punishment of unwitting and undeserving men without exercising anything that resembles reason or accountability." 3. She has a neck tattoo. "After years in my business, I can say that a 'crazy' girl is one who gets a tattoo on her neck. She may seem OK at first, but for some reason, any girl who gets tattooed there has some serious underlying amounts of crazy just waiting to bubble over. It's a strange marking of sorts." 4. She has it in her eyes. "You can just see it in their eyes. I can tell a crazy woman by the look in her eyes." 5. She likes to destroy things. "Any woman who lights things on fire or throws things out the window, instead of trying to deal with the situation. In my experience, that's what makes a girl crazy." 6. She constantly uses suicide as a threat. "I used to date a woman who would threaten suicide every time we got into a fight. She'd usually run to the roof of the apartment building and threaten to jump, but one time she locked herself in the bathroom with a knife to her throat. I'd say that's crazy."
Poll: 1.8 Million Americans have Turned Down Jobs Due to Unemployment Benefits
About 1.8 million out-of-work Americans have turned down jobs because of the generous unemployment benefits being offered by the government. According to a survey of 5,000 U.S. adults from June 22-25, 2021: of those actively collecting unemployment benefits, 29% said they turned down job offers during the pandemic. In response to a follow-up question, 45% of that group said they turned down jobs specifically because of the generosity of the benefits. The problem for those 1.8 million: when the unemployment benefits end, they won’t necessarily find employment quickly. The jobs they were once offered may have been filled by others.
The Laugh-Cry Emoji Still the Most Popular in the World
Researchers from USC say the laugh-cry emoji is still the most popular emoji across the entire globe, even though younger users think it’s played out. An analysis of millions of tweets in 30 countries discovered that the laugh-cry is still a more universally utilized sign than the traditional smiley face. Overall, the world focuses on about 100 common emojis. The findings also debunks previous studies which find millennials and youngsters in Generation Z think the laugh-cry is now “uncool.”
NFL Star Richard Sherman Taken Down By K9, Arrested for Domestic Violence Burglary
NFL star Richard Sherman was denied bail yesterday after a late-night arrest on suspicion of domestic violence burglary. Police in the Seattle suburb of Redmond say the 33-year-old free-agent cornerback was arrested after they received a 911 call around 2am from Sherman’s in-laws saying he was trying to force his way into their home. Police say Sherman fought with officers so hard that he had to be taken down by a K-9. Police say Sherman never gained entry to the home, but he had a "verbal altercation" with the residents. About an hour before that altercation, Sherman crashed his car into a barrier on the highway. Police believe he drove the smashed-up car, popped tires and all, to a parking lot and ditched the vehicle. He’s being investigated for DUI and hit-and-run charges due to the crash. Sherman, a former Seattle Seahawk, finished his third season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. He is also a vice president of the NFL Players Association. 9-1-1 Call: Threatened To KILL Himself According to a 9-1-1 call from Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, Richard Sherman threatened to hang himself. A woman saying she was Moss told the emergency operator that no weapons were involved, but Sherman “was being aggressive” with her uncle after drinking “two bottles” of hard alcohol. He was “threatening to kill himself … and sent text messages to people saying he is going to hang himself.” She is heard pleading with him not to drive off, to no avail. Sherman was denied bail, as reportedly is common practice in Washington before a person accused of a domestic-violence crime appears in front of a judge. His initial hearing is set for today, at which point charges will be formalized. Moss, the mother of Sherman’s two children later said, “At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody. My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character. We’re doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured.”
Hero Amazon Delivery Guy Kills Giant Spider for Customer
An Amazon worker not only delivered a Texas woman's package directly to her doorstep, he killed a giant spider terrorizing the homeowner. The customer said a spider stationed itself on her porch, including spending some time right on top of her doorbell camera. Knowing it was there, she asked Amazon to leave her package at a different spot because the spider made her too afraid to go out her front door. She also requested, "If you could kill the spider for me that would be amazing." She got her wish: the Amazon delivery guy took off his shoe and killed the big spider. The woman is now asking for help in finding the driver so she can thank him.
"Cribs" Is Back! MTV Revives Hit Show With Martha Stewart, Snooki, Jordyn Woods, JoJo Siwa And Scott Disick - More Than 20-Years After The Original
“MTV Cribs” is coming back over 20-years after the original first aired. The iconic reality show touring celeb homes is back and is set to premiere on MTV on August 11th at 9:30 p.m. The new season will feature the homes of Martha Stewart, Jordyn Woods, JoJo Siwa, Scott Disick and Rick Ross. The original series debuted in 2000 on MTV.
Judge Approves Britney Spears' Choice for New Lawyer
Three weeks after Britney Spears' dramatic comments in court condemning the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years, a new attorney has been appointed to represent her in the conservatorship. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny on Wednesday approved Spears hiring former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart (and accepted the resignation of Samuel Ingham III). The ruling was cheered by fans outside the courthouse. Rosengart requested that Spears' father, James, be fired as her conservator, but that was rejected. Spears also spoke during Wednesday's hearing, at one point calling the acts of the conservatorship that has governed her personal and financial affairs since early 2008 "cruelty." She was not in the courtroom, delivering her remarks over the phone. Spears asked that the case end immediately but not if she has to go through more "stupid" evaluations. Spears spoke quickly while addressing the court, breaking down in tears toward the end. She said, "If this is not abuse, I don't know what is." Afterwards, Britney shared a clip on Instagram of herself doing cartwheels, celebrating winning the right to appoint her own lawyer and move one step closer to ending her 13-year conservatorship. She captioned the clip, 'Coming along, folks... coming along!!!!! New with real representation today... I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!! 'Thank you to my fans who are supporting me... You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans!!!! God bless you all !!!!!' She then added: 'Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today!!!! #FreeBritney'.
Dictionary.com Adds Over 300 New Words, Including 'Long Hauler’, ‘Oof’ and ‘Yeet'
Dictionary.com just added more than 300 new words related to the Covid-19 pandemic, race, technology and pop culture. They even added some slang terms we've picked up along the way. Covid-Related Additions: Long COVID: a condition characterized by symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an acute phase of Covid-19 infection. Long hauler: (Pathology) a person who experiences symptoms or health problems that linger or first appear after supposed recovery from an associated acute illness or active infection. Race-Related Additions: Aunt Jemima: (Slang: Disparaging and Offensive) a Black woman considered by other Black people to be subservient to or to curry favor with White people. Cultural appropriation: the adoption, usually without acknowledgment, of cultural identity markers from subcultures or minority communities into mainstream culture by people with a relatively privileged status. Hypodescent: the classifying or identifying of a biracial or multiracial individual as a member of the lower or lowest socially ranking racial group from which that person has ancestry. One-drop rule: a social classification, codified in law in some states during the 20th century, that identifies biracial or multiracial individuals as Black if they have any known Black African ancestry, even from a Black ancestor many generations removed. Technology-Related Additions: 5G: fifth-generation: being or relating to communications technology or a mobile device that supports much faster data-transfer speeds with significantly lower latency than previous versions. Deplatform: to prohibit (a person or people) from sharing their views in a public forum, especially by banning a user from posting on a social media website or application. Other additions: Ghost gun: a gun that does not have a serial number and cannot be easily traced, especially one assembled at home from parts purchased without a background check. Oof: an exclamation used to sympathize with someone else's pain or dismay, or to express one's own. Snack: (Slang) a sexy and physically attractive person; hottie. Yeet: an exclamation of enthusiasm, approval, triumph, pleasure, joy, etc. Zaddy: an attractive man who is also stylish, charming, and self-confident. Y'all: you (used in direct address usually to two or more people, or to one person who represents a family, organization, etc.). Youse: you (usually used in addressing two or more people).
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Man Hits Gym Over 10,000 Consecutive Days
A 27-year fitness journey started for 65-year-old Mark Mueller on February 21, 1994. He was 38 at the time. Mark has never taken a day off, last week Mark passed 10,000 straight days of hitting the gym. Here's a local news report.
The Talk's Elaine Welteroth Consoled Sobbing Sharon Osbourne
In a newly unearthed audio recording obtained by DailyMail.com, Welteroth, is heard apologizing to her former co-star. 'The Talk' co-host Elaine Welteroth can be heard consoling a sobbing Sharon Osbourne and telling her 'I know you're not racist,' moments after her heated on-air confrontation with Sheryl Underwood.
James Gandolfini Was Paid To Turn Down ‘The Office’ Role
During their 'Talking Sopranos' podcast, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa shared details about James Gandolfini getting paid $3 million to turn down 'The Office'.
NFL's Richard Sherman Taken Down By K9 In Fight With Police
Sherman was taken down by a police K9 after trying to break into a family member's home in Redmond, WA before his arrest on Wednesday morning.
The 911 call has been released and in the audio Sherman’s wife Ashley is heard pleading with the dispatcher to get help because he was drunk and threatening to kill himself.
Lamar Odom Says Beef With Tristan Thompson 'Could Have Turned Ugly'
Khloe's ex-husband spoke out for the first time since the social media feud last week, saying Tristan made a mistake by appearing to throw a threat his way. Lamar Odom says things with Tristan Thompson "could have turned ugly" when the two fought over a steamy pic from Khloe Kardashian, but both backed off.