Just because I have a telephone, I don't think that is an open invitation to send me ads on it. I get several calls a day about my "mortgage" or my "credit card" account. I have no mortgage and my credit cards have a zero balance. Mike from "Dish" calls almost everyday. My landlord will not allow me to put up a Dish antenna.
Just because I have a computer online, that is not an open invitation to send me advertisements in my email. I delete dozens of spam messages daily.
Just because I have a mailing address it is not an invitation to send me dozens of advertisements daily. I throw away dozens of paper advertisements daily calling it Junk Mail.
Advertisers have gone nuts.
There ought to be a law against Telemarketing, Spamm, and Junk Mailing.
It would sure put one huge industry out of business. I know advertisers pay for Google, AOL, and radio and television programs, but we pay the price when we buy, anyway.
Years ago, advertisers were allowed ONE MINUTE out of evey fifteen minutes on the air. Wasn't that nice? We got a two minute spiel about Jello with each Jack Benny show. He used to sneak in a plug by saying "Jello again, this is Jack Benny." But that was acceptable.
We see the same commercials over and over and over. The advertisers have stolen the airwaves... and they belong to US.
And we accept it. We are sheep. We have been brainwashed. I'm mad as Hell, but I will keep on taking it. Alas.