- Don't they know some of us are bored at work and don't want to get caught by the boss?? :D
While you're half joking, you are pointing out exact why so many non-techies would use ad blockers as well. Its about respect.
Those ads are rude and thats why you don't like them, even if its only subconsciously that you realize it. They don't give a shit what you're preferences are, or even that they aren't the only ad on the page. They are going to broadcast and spam you with their wares weather you like it or not because god damn it you will like it if you hear their ad.
FUCK THOSE ADVERTISERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THEM.
It is nothing more than total and complete disrespect.
If you have no respect for me, why the fuck do I want to buy your product?
Solution: I will never buy from anyone/thing/company that does any of the things you've mentioned as well as several others where its clear that they have no respect for me at all.
I concur with you 100% Respect me in your advertising or go fuck yourself.
Note: I PREFER targeted ads, done right. Its nice to be introduced to a competitors product thats just as good but cheaper or easier to obtain, or maybe (for things like food and music) just different. I do not prefer to see the same ad on every website I visit for the product I JUST BOUGHT AND WON'T NEED AGAIN FOR 10 YEARS (refrigerator in the most recent round)