The first week of May has seemed to offer more and more chances for retailers to run sales. This has been one full week in my email inbox. May 1st is traditionally May Day and of course, there were sales for that. Mother’s Day will be the 10th, so there have been sales circulars full of perfume, purses and clothing for dear old mom. May 4th has recently (in the last few years) been called, “May the Fourth Be With You” day in honor of Star Wars. I confess, I hadn’t seen sales advertised for that day until this year but I bet I got over 15 emails from different e-tailers touting their sales for the 4th. Then, I get up on the 5th and guess what?
It’s Cinco De Mayo day and that means sales emails again to celebrate this day. How crazy is it that each day in May so far almost is a reason to shop for something? Is the retail world in that much trouble? They are going to badger us to death trying to get us to buy, buy, buy. I’m not much of a shopper so these ads are bugging me.
Does it bother you like it does me that once you buy an item, you get on the mailing list and get emails forever and ever thereafter? For instance, I bought my husband something online for father’s day and now I get two emails a day from that company wanting me to buy something else. Um, no. Leave me be, please. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the sidebars on FaceBook that show up if you look at an item on line.
What kinds of things annoy you in your inbox?