I understand that free services like Facebook or Pandora rely on advertising to earn money, but sometimes those advertisements just make me feel bad about myself or question how on earth they decided that I was the perfect candidate for the advertisement.
Today as I was blasting Pandora to make cleaning the house less of a chore, I actually listened to the advertisements instead of tuning them out like normal. Usually, I get stuff from Trader Joe's, new T.V. series, etc. but today, 9 advertisements in a row, I got an advertisement from an IVF treatment center starting off with something along the lines of, "Did you know that women over the age of 33 begin to have fertility issues because of the age of their eggs? Come in NOW and have us freeze your eggs, or talk to a specialist about how we can help you conceive. You only have so much time before this decision is taken out of your hands (queue a clock ticking)." I turned 33 two weeks ago and I have never heard this advertisement before. One time, and I'd accept that it was fluke, but 9 times? What the hell?!? True, I don't have kids yet, and yes, TTC is something that we'll be doing in the next year or so, but I started to get a little freaked out, and then worried that I've ruined all chances of having kids because OMG I WAITED TOO LONG TO USE MY EGGS! Stupid, I know, but hearing that commercial so many times got to me. I wish there was a way to never hear a commercial again. Screw you Pandora for making me feel so insecure. I hope DH took me seriously and is bringing a movie and all the chocolate so I can turn this mood around.