What Product Is Currently Stalking You?

You know that great Motown song by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas? “Nowhere to Run?”

That’s me — but it’s not heartbreak I’m running from-it’s a pair of beige patent leather sling backs, size 9. Wherever I go on line, there they are, like an old boyfriend begging for a second chance. The same pair of shoes has been dogging me for more than seven months.

At Marketplace, Beth Teitell writes about being stalked by a pair of shoes she looked at once online, which has been following her around in ads targeted to her on various websites she visits.

Back in September, Times financial columnist and CNBC co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote an ode to his undershirt, which I read somewhat with amusement and somewhat interested in what kind of undershirt would receive such attention from Sorkin. That undershirt is my current stalker.

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