Tuesday, September 1, 2009

An Open Letter...

Dear Google,


I realize that you are trying to market to people by using the little banner at the top of GMail. In the past, these adds have been related to an e-mail I received or sent and sometimes it is even a funny quote of the day, which leads to some confusion on my part. Why was this ad necessary?


Single and Over 40? - MatureSinglesOnly.com - Meet Older, Sincere Daters Everyone is Serious and Screened.


I am neither single nor over 40. Also, I have never sent any e-mails that would imply either of these facts. Google, I am offended. I know I haven't always taken the best care of my skin, but I haven't e-mailed about that either. Can you see me through the computer? Are these hints, Google?

Facebook has figured out that I am an engaged twenty-something. I expected better from you and your technology Google.


Hugs,
Sarah

32 comments:

Samma said...

Google always suggests bacon products to me. It scares me. How do they know??

Future Mrs. H said...

HAHAHA you are soooo right!!

I just checked my gmail and it is offering me this:
Quote of the Day - Abraham Maslow - "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

And an article on how to start a freelance business...

Dollface said...

I know, isnt it weird the ads they put out?? Like hello, its nice to know about the miracle drugs that makes us 25 pounds skinnier. hahah xxxooo

Brittany Ann said...

They sent me one about joining the AARP! Seriously, targeted marketing has really taken a hit or something!

Southern Belle said...

That is too funny!

I think the JL retreat is just so you can get to know other provisionals and realize that it's great working with a team. Did they not do anything for y'all?

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

i love that you signed it - "hugs"
hahah!

Liz said...

While you are at it Google, get your maps/directions updated. I don't appreciate driving through sketch areas. Thanks!

Kassie said...

I completely agree!! Google has sent me ads for wedding announcements--rub in that I'm single why don't you! lol.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

So funny! I hardly ever use my gmail account, and when I do I use it from my iPhone so I haven't seen any of these ads. I'm thinking I may not want to use it, now...

Whitney said...

I cannot stand those ads!!

Just Add Walter said...

haha, that is so funny!! google: get your act together!!

Carol said...

I have the most bizzare ads from Google too!

Lindsey said...

HAHAHAHA you crack me up!

Courtney said...

'everyone is serious and screened'...apparently MatureSinglesOnly.com is no laughing matter.

PS: thank you for stopping by my blog!

Jane said...

These are always ridiculous! My favorite is when you go to your Spam Folder and they give you Span Recipe ads! Too funny.

SGM said...

Who would have EVER thought that Facebook was smarter than Google?!

(btw, I can see you through the computer screen and I think your skin is lovely.)

SabrinaFairchild said...

Aw I feel you I get eharmony and other dating add in my junk mail. It's like in Sex in the City when Samantha gets the menopause magazine.

Lucinda said...

Thank you for bringing to light a mystery that has caused me much grief! WTF is up with those?

And thanks for your kinds words earlier, I really do appreciate it!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

Hi! did you think I was dead? I bet you did. I am not dead.

I agree with google. shape it up sister.

Amanda K said...

haha.. so funny.. I can't stand those ads either.

FashionAddict said...

LOL, I hate those adds, too.

anotherfishinthesea said...

ha that is hilarious... mine are usually super on point and i feel a little naked before the eyes of google.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Dude. So agree with you. I thought google was supposed to be so on top of their stuff...notsomuch.

HUGS! hahaha!

Sassy Chica said...

Technology...it's a catch 22!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Landlocked Bride said...

Probably explains why GMail blew up today and didn't work.

Kristin said...

Time for google to get an ass kickin'!

babYpose said...

lol :)

Lindsay said...

All I get are SPAM recipes! Google knows I'm a vegetarian, so rude~!

Deva84 said...

hahaha no joke!!! It's hilarious! I can't stand those ads either but I get only about jobs.... I used to about kisses in many languages but that's another story to tell.

bisous!

Michelle said...

Funny post! I know the Google ads on my blog are tailored to my content but I don't have gmail so I am not sure how those work. I know my blog ads are sometimes off too.

Krystyn said...

That is too funny! Sometimes they are so relevant I feel like they know me...other times, I'm a little worried about it!

Jules said...

So funny! They really are off sometimes with the ads and I'd love to know where they get their information from.