Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Who Does Facebook Think You Are?

I don't mind Facebook putting ads on the side of the screen since they don't charge for using their service. However, I'm a bit confused about the ads they choose for me.

In the beginning they posted "Older men looking for sexy women over 50." I'm not near 50, let alone over 50! How many wrinkles do I look like I have in my photos? And why would I be lured by the thought of "older men" finding me sexy? Is Facebook convinced that I'm unappealing to men my own age?

The ad column eventually added "Medical Miracle Cures for Obesity!" and "How to Lose Belly Fat with One Weird Trick." So, they not only think I look older than I really am, but they also are of the opinion that I desperately need to lose weight.

If my advanced age and considerable size weren't enough to fret about, the other day I was shown
ads for "Facial Hair Grooming Kits" and "The Art of Shaving."

How Facebook sees me
How I see myself

Apparently they also believe my hairline is receding because then I was sent cures for baldness and helpful hints on how to hide extreme hair loss.

Those were followed by "Sexy Club Dresses--$10!"

And then "How to Cope with a Loss of Bladder Control."

Well, now I know why Facebook advises me to go for older men. Only men with limited faculties would find
a balding, bearded, urine-soaked woman in a cheap, hoochie dress remotely sexy.

It could be worse. 

I have a girlfriend who gets ads for prostate health.

Verse of the day: (Matthew 16:15-16) “'But what about you?' (Jesus) asked. 'Who do you say I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.'” Peter got the answer perfectly right.


  1. You must be leading a highly entertaining double life!

    1. You have no idea. Those "older men" know how to show a bearded lady a good time.

  2. Pamela,

    This was hysterical to read, but then the pics topped it off the hysterical charts to the "laughing myself to death"!!!

    I love how you can express yourself so well in writing....something I wish I could do more. You never cease to amaze me about what you are going to come up with each Wednesday!!! Thanks for being the transparent person you are - it is very refreshing and funny!

    Love ya girl,
    Suzanne & Samson

    p.s. Samson sends his love and kisses to you. Tell Caleb and Zoe that Samson says, "Ruff, rrrrrr, Ruff, Ruff, Ruff"!

    1. Thanks to both of you. I think Facebook is used by God to keep us all humble!

  3. Yes! Facebook ads are creepy and humbling. According to their blurbs, I'm falling apart! Glad I'm not alone. Thanks, Pamela!

  4. Wow Awesome transformation!

    1. You have no idea how long it takes me to get ready in the morning what with the shaving, bleaching, wig-securing, stuffing myself into a tight dress, and all.