Amazon, You Don’t Know Me As Well As You Think You Do

I have figured out that Amazon pays attention to my shopping habits – and I do a lot of shopping on Amazon. Love that free shipping that comes with Prime! I get emails regularly offering me their latest deals – interestingly enough, the deals most often relate to things I’ve bought or looked at. But this morning they offered me this great deal on cases for tennis rackets. I thought to myself “What? I don’t play tennis!” Then I remembered – awhile back I bought a bag of tennis balls from Amazon. Uh huh – what they didn’t know was that was a Bailey gift. Bailey is the ball girl in our household. She doesn’t need a racket, she has a mouth and a good eye for following the ball. Amazon, fail!

This post will be interspersed with totally unrelated photos of the walk Shasta and I took last weekend on a warm for February, sunny day.

Amazon also sends me many deals for electronic devices. They know my weakness for electronic devices, obviously, and so they are not so far off on that. But – I have told them repeatedly – Windows 8 drove me to Mac. So don’t be offering me those Windows operated laptops and tablets, because I’ll not be buying them. Got it, Amazon? Not only that, but new electronic devices are not in the budget right now, so just back off.

We found stands of new trees and other green stuff growing.

But oh how tempting some of their offers are. I really need more Kindle books – the 50 or so that are in my Kindle app now probably will only last me a year or so, so I should stock up on more, shouldn’t I? And gosh, some of those instant videos look interesting. And the bamboo sheet set? I looked at those, did not buy, but they would be heaven, wouldn’t they?

On our way to the headwaters of this river, the Wood River.

And I do like me those cookbooks – although I seem to go to Google for recipes using whatever it is I have that sounds like something I would want, so cookbooks are probably not practical. Not to mention I already have quite a supply. And I have a very nice slow cooker, thank you Kat, so no, I don’t need more of them. Watches? No, that was something I was just curious about but not really thinking about buying, you know. The same thing with jeans – I bought some, I still have them, I don’t need anymore right now. But thank you for thinking of me.

And then, the river itself. Shasta glory!

So thank you, Amazon, for thinking of me. I appreciate that you just want me to have the best of what you offer, and that you’ve taken the time to get to know me, to the extent you know me. But for now – I think I have enough.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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11 Responses to Amazon, You Don’t Know Me As Well As You Think You Do

  1. Heather says:

    I love Amazon too, but the emails go to Tony’s email, so I don’t get pulled in. He might though 😉 Wonder what random stuff I’ve looked at that has generated odd Amazon suggestions to him!
    Your photos look so inviting! So lush, especially for February. I just want to pet that one fluffy moss. And your girl looks so happy in the river. I had to wait until it warmed up this morning to take the Petey Puppy out. It was up to -2F by 10:30. Tomorrow will be a real heat wave, and we’ll be up near freezing. Can you tell I’m tired of this winter? Over it. Maybe Amazon will suggest a pair of shorts 😉

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  2. lakeafton says:

    Heather, I’m ready to go with you.


  3. suzicate says:

    Ha ha, your title cracked me up. I order Amazon all the time, and even when I don’t I still comparison shop. Even after purchases the ads for items will continue to show up in my news feed!


  4. Your photographs never fail to make me smile — clearly Shasta is in her element!


  5. jay53 says:

    Ha – Amazon gets a bit screwy sometimes. But I LOVE the moss pictures – they’re so beautiful!


  6. Karma says:

    What wonderful spring-like pictures and that mama nature seems to have graced you with it early this year. It is a little eerie how well Amazon and Google think they know what we want, isn’t it? Things that I’ve merely browsed show up in the sidebars of several websites that I visit.


  7. Robin says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this walk, Carol. Thank you. 🙂 Amazon seems to know me pretty well, too, but not, as you wrote, as well as they think they do. Odd stuff pops up occasionally that makes me wonder why they thought I’d be interested in it. It sometimes take me a while to remember a gift I ordered, or that my youngest son used to use my account (with permission, of course).


  8. I tend to hit delete delete delete to Amazon, kohls, target, groupons and many more before I even open the email. I’d unsubscribe but, well, you know, just in case. Meanwhile, I love all of the pix. Shasta is adorable.


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