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.