My inbox has been a constant barrage of "Buy Flowers For These Nice People You Bought Flowers For In The Past!!!"
It's not that I don't want to buy flowers for everyone--at this point, I'm just not doing it because on top of being insanely expensive, I don't like your sales tactics, Online Flower Vendor People. Not one bit.
Oh, and also, you're insanely expensive. That's the biggie.
Hidden among the "Buy Flowers!" was a "Hey! Go See Robert Cray!" email, and I was super-excited about that, until I opened it and discovered that it was actually a "Go See Robert Cray at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama" email.
Not that I wouldn't....I mean, he's totally worth the trip. I could probably even find that theatre in downtown Mobile, and everything. It's a beautiful theatre in a beautiful town....anyone wanna go with me?
But it was just another Inbox Past Life Blurb. I get them once in a while, and haven't bothered fixing them or stopping them--some travel place giving me rates from Duluth or Biloxi, someone "reminding" me send this guy flowers, buy that person chocolate, send that other person some certified Angus beef. Whatever.
All of this ease and convenience is annoying the living hell out of me.
Don't get me wrong--I'm an online shopping junkie. No question. I just wish these online vendors were more creative. I mean, I buy from Amazon.com all the time, and I don't see them sending me emails every day, reminding me that I once shopped there. Can you imagine? Every day an email? Or a dozen emails?
"Hey! Remember that time you ordered that weird, used CD from that hippy dippy record guy in Chicago? Well, we've got more of those!"