February 5, 2009

I hear you, but I’m not listening

For the last 6 months, I have been seeing ads for Audible.com on the bus and Red Line. It appears to be a site for downloading audio books, and promises a free download, but I have not yet made it to the site to find out what it’s all about.

There must be something wrong with the ads (or me) because this is clearly something targeted for people just like me – a reading-devout public transportation commuter – but I just have this brain freeze when it comes to actually following through. I have made a note on my iPod, I’ve recited the word “Audible” to myself as I walk from the bus stop to my building, I even wrote it on my hand once. Nothing.

So, I’m going right now to check it out. Unless I get distracted by something else in the next 20 seconds.


Trevor said...

I have had the same thing happen to me, but with a different ad. I just keep writing "Swahili" on my hand and do nothing about it.