October 12, 2005 at 10:11 am
One of the things I’ve always liked about the Internet is that online no one knows you’re fat. Unless you publish a weight loss blog featuring your big, old, fat pictures, of course :) Or if you have adware.
Lately, I’ve noticed that several web sites I’ve visited keep showing me ads for Lane Bryant, the South Beach Diet and the Barix Clinics, a weight loss surgery chain. Now, I am very happy for Rosalyn who went from 354 lbs. to 168 lbs and is prominently featured in the Barix ads. But I sure hope she’s getting royalties for all the times I’ve seen that same damn picture of her in her overalls.
Somehow my computer knows that I am fat. I assumed it was some adware, a small program or cookie that keeps track of the sites you’ve visited. But according to my Ad-Aware scan with freshly updated definition files, I am clean of the stuff.
So I can only assume that my computer has been gossiping about me with other computers behind my back. Shame on you, computer! See if I upgrade your RAM now.