A Plea From My Civilised Heart

There’s something that irks me.

Very often, when landing on a webpage, before you have even a second to check the page out, you get a pop up. Sometimes small, and in the middle of the screen, and sometimes covering the whole screen. The pop up is asking you to do something, most often to like their site, to receive their newsletter, to rate their site, or of course, to make a purchase.

I haven’t even had a chance to look at the site yet!

It’s like stepping inside a shop and immediately having a salesperson suddenly lunge into your protective boundary, into that moat of emotion that we all keep around us to ward off the world.

It’s bloody rude is what it is.

I would like it to stop. Please.