Monday, June 25, 2018

Now refrigerators are stalking me?



Mr S and I have a pretty unique shopping style. If we are at a grocery store we basically kiss at the door and leave each other. He goes to one side. I go to the other.

If we are in an electronics store - we stay together through computers and then we part ways. If we find things that are interesting we text each other and meet back up.

So when I was in the appliance section,  my ass buzzed and I thought it was Mr S. trying to figure out where in the store I was. Instead I was like - what's this new icon?

Apparently, the fridges were broadcasting and wanted to "hook up" (pair) with my phone.

7 comments:

leaperman said...

You know you want be friends!!!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2-EQLZ8hO4

Rob said...

Why? All my refrigerators have done the job for years & years just by being plugged in...

she said: said...

Rob - so they can see what is in your refrigerator and urge you to buy stuff they want you to buy of course. I'm sure it's just another way to sell ads.

leaperman said...

Now they need a smart toilet. That way they can monitor what you ate and your personal health. All for your own good of course (snark)

leaperman said...

she said: said...

Rob - so they can see what is in your refrigerator and urge you to buy stuff they want you to buy of course. I'm sure it's just another way to sell ads.

Unfortunately this goes deeper. nowing what you eat and how much you have is not just ads, but can be used by medical companies for many purposes (insurance) and can also be used for nsa purposes as in how many live there...etc

Capital of Texas Refugee said...

Dwan: That's all the more reason to buy your refreshing summer liquids from illegal lemonade stands. :-)

I'll raise the bar for creepy then: restaurants profiling their customers via video and audio so they can stealthily adjust the music that's playing.

I've now had this happen several times the same way.

I'll go in and the music is playing American pop or even "country music" (which I put in "danger quotes" because much of it sounds like people strangling guitars, with the occasional strangled vocalist or two).

Within a few minutes, the play list is all Belfast 2005, like I'm listening to an archived feed of RTÉ 2fm that someone dragged out of the archives.

All because I probably do look a bit Irish with my somewhat angry looking Northern Ireland independence protest shirts that I've been wearing while doing my moving ... which BTW do wonders for telling would-be overly curious people to Back The Frack Away M8. :-)

So yes, the bar for creepy has now been raised a bit.

Otherwise, what's the refrigerator going to do to me, announce to my neighbors all of the choice and tasty stuff in the freezer that I'm ignoring right now because I have to move it soon?

HEEEEEYYYYY EVERYONE DJ CAP OF T REFUGEE HAS TWO GRAND WORTH OF STEAKS IN HIS FREEZER SO VISIT HIM IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY HE CAN GET YER GRILLZ ON HAW HAW HAW

Liar. That's only six hundred bucks worth of meat and you know it, pissy little fridge. :-)

leaperman said...

"Why do you carry a gun around the house?" My wife asked. I said "Decepticons." She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. Good times!