Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Am I Being Stalked?

I think I am being stalked. Electronically. Yes, I know about cookies, and maybe this is just a coincidence, but hear me out.

The Tree Hugger keeps his aquarium stuff on a low, square table. It's a flimsy, wooden thing, over 30 years old, veneered with deteriorating white plastic. This table fits the available space perfectly and it "works," but still, it's ugly and it could collapse tomorrow. I searched the internet for a possible replacement, typing the words "end table" in my browser window. I didn't find anything I liked, so that was that. I thought.

Ever since then, ads for end tables have been  popping up everywhere. If I visit a blog that displays ads,  I'll see "Sale on End Tables", no matter what kind of blog it is otherwise.  On August 3, I printed a map of Germany off the internet. I just noticed the tiny print at the bottom of the page:  "End Tables on Sale 20%-50% off All End Table Styles Lowest Prices + Free S/H HomeFurnitureShowroom.com/EndTables. 

5 comments:

PseudoPiskie said...

I've seen similar. Things I've searched for on Google end up in my email. Glad I have a spam filter.

KathyA said...

I noticed those ads popping up on my searches, too. Those I can figure out -- but why would the ones advertising available, older singles keep plaguing me???? Just what I DO NOT need!

Nancy said...

I know exactly what you mean! I have had a similar experience with product searches I have done. I have not seen it as bad as this until recently. I think we really are being stalked!

Debra said...

I've had things like that happen to me. For instance I visited a carnival cruise line page and what's really strange is I recieved a brochure in the mail a few days later. And no, I did not give them my address either.

Nothing is private about the internet. Nothing at all! And yet I can't live without it LOL!

Lena said...

Hello,

I want to thank you for the last comment you made on my post. I can't tell you what it meant to me as I knew I was taking a risk writing about my experiences.

I just kept reading it over and over.

Your support means so much to me. Thank you so much for hanging in with me during this time.