I had gotten a LivingSocial email and one of the discounted items caught my attention. (I think it was a house cleaning/window washing deal.) I clicked on the link to find out more, and when it took me to the page with more information about the deal, I saw a pop-up in the sidebar that said SleepPhones was offering a discount right now. I *never* click on sidebar ads like that, but something seemed familiar with that name. I clicked on the link and sure enough, it was the fleece headband device with the speakers that I mentioned in my 10/17/13 post. They currently have an autumn deal of 10% off any purchase of $50 or more. For a second I thought to myself, how would LivingSocial know that I was interested in that product and then it hit me... "Duh! I went to that website when researching for that blog post and probably still have the cookie on my computer."
Although I laughed to myself at how it took so long for my geekiness to pick up on the cookie connection, considering the fleece speaker headband is a product I wanted to try out sometime, not to mention it's starting to get cold out here now, the timing of that discount is pretty good. (I forgot to mention in my previous post that we did have some snow during the marketing retreat. Not enough to stick though.)
I then had a funny thought about that headband... Over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed that people in my office are starting to wear harder soled shoes (particularly boots with clunky heels). Since the floors in my office are exposed particle boards, and my desk location has a very low ceiling under one of those hard floor areas, it's been very noticeable when people are walking directly above my head. I actually had to ask our HR person if we could put carpet samples in that area to lessen the "clopping" noise. Although they did (thank goodness for being a design firm where the Interiors department has LOTS of carpet samples), I can still hear shoes clopping in the adjacent areas that don't have the carpet buffer. (The masking speakers I currently use aren't loud enough to cover up that sharp clopping noise right above my head.) I thought to myself, "I wonder if I could get away with wearing one of those fleece speaker headbands while at work..." Although the thought gave me a chuckle, I think I'm going to first try to get another pair of my favorite earbuds. (My current pair is wearing down from overuse, again!)