Am I overreacting?

I'm watching TV tonight and a commercial comes on from my cable company.  Okay, big deal.  Then a pop-up ad comes on asking me if I knew about their phone service option and to choose 'A' or 'B' via my remote.  Okay. Seriously. When did this start happening?? 

THEN I'm watching Last Comic Standing and they're asking questions about the contestants on the show.  Last week when these popped up I'm thinking you had to go online or use text messages.  Nope.  It's also tallied via the remote control.  WHAT? How did I miss this? And why do I feel so violated?  I know I don't have to answer… but if I do, what does that mean? Who sees these results & what are they going to do with them?  "Well, Jen liked those jokes by the pregnant lady who kept complaining about having to have sex with her husband. Let's market viagra and other sex stimulation drugs to her.  Start the ad campaign STAT!"

It's like that movie that Tom (creepy) Cruise was in where they knew exactly what stores he bought from and would tailor ads for what he regularly used.  It gave me a bad skeevy feeling… kinda like when that carpet cleaner kept telling me he "loved my hair." <<shiver>>

What's next?  Listening in on our phone conversations or something???

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About jensmack

Non-Profit HR Director, Scrapbooker, Reader, TV Lover, and Crafter. Also, Neurotic, Sarcastic, Anxiety-filled Mom of Three.
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4 Responses to Am I overreacting?

  1. Julie Martinez says:

    well, I have to have a certain amount of loyalty to the cable company violating you right now, lol. But you see, you don’t have to answer the questions, do you? SHow em that you WILL NOT be their free focus group! lol!

  2. Marti says:

    Oooooh. Big brother is definitely watching you. Now you have to give up TV to get away from the machine? ACK! How bad is it to have the government watching your every move? If I can still keep my tv, I’ll have to think about it.

  3. chriselda says:

    ummmm
    fareaky!
    i woudl be so pissed. did you call and complain? i would’ve… FOR HOURS!

  4. jensmack says:

    Give up TV?! ARE YOU INSANE?!

    That’s crazy talk.

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