Episode #9×41: High in Ohio, DoorDash and Tipping, The World of Good and Bad Dupes

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and some (real quick) election talk!
  • We kept an eye on a couple of important races and ballot measures, but were excited to see Ohio enshrined abortion rights in its constitution AND legalized recreational marijuana. Toke up y’all!
  • We also took a few moments to get to know our new Speaker, a predictably homophobic Trump sycophant.
  • DoorDash warns consumers: if you don’t tip in advance, expect a longer wait.
  • Andrew and Pam say the solution is to require tips in advance, Laura isn’t so sure about that.
  • Tl;dr American tipping culture is a scam that fucks over the working class and consumers.
  • Millennials and Gen Z are setting new records for the purchase of alternatives to luxury products, aka DUPES.
  • How has the culture evolved from brand pride to dupe pride? Would our adolescent selves have survived middle school this way?
  • Good dupes vs bad dupes: a lot of stuff can be “duped,” but you shouldn’t skimp on things like mattresses, shoes, and skincare.
  • This week’s recommendations are DUPE themed in honor of our dupe discussion: Heatless curler headband ($27 instead of the hundreds you’ll spend on brand name curling irons) (Laura), Anker products for your charging and backup battery needs (Andrew), and Trader Joe’s Daily Facial Sunscreen (Pam).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • A listener feels the sting of a close friend forgetting their birthday. Have we ever been on the receiving end of this hurtful behavior? Additionally, have WE ever been the flaky friend?
  • Andrew’s the friend who tends to do all the planning and booking reservations – does this ever get tiresome?
  • What to do if you spend more time on your friends than they do on you…

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