I have been acquiring new friends on my Facebook page. One is a Minnesota legislator. I don’t mind her comments. They are always short and I happen to really like her. Nevertheless, I don’t believe I ever approved her befriending me. Others, however include Dr. Oz and a site called Clean Living Daily. I am not talking about their being in that row of ads that run down on the right side of my Facebook messages. I am seeing them right in the midst of things as though these were my friends. It makes me mad, actually. It also makes me mad when ads pop up on a cite that I am visiting. I have seen some that don’t even have a little “X” and I don’t know how to get rid of it.
These ad intrusions are a little like telemarketers on my phone. There is one intruder that really makes me angry. It comes through my computer via skype. It has woke me up several times when I have been trying to nap in the afternoon. Of course I jump up thinking it might be my son in Colorado or my granddaughter from Turkey. When I see it is not a surprise visit from a family member, I always delete it. Once I did respond and it turned out to be an appeal for me to buy an addendum to my skype capacity. I sent a message to the intruders to please leave me alone and don’t send the message any more. I even explained how they were always waking me up from my nap. But they are relentless.
While I am griping, I am noticing that a couple of major television stations are now selling their prime time to those infomercial people. You know the ones – they show you how to get hair to grow in your bald spots or how to get a collection of Ricky Nelson records. These last half an hour and often replace shows that we used to watch.
Does this all make you crazy the way it does me?