You know those web sites that wait two seconds after you visit, then shade the whole page and put up some question — usually “sign up here for all this great content!” — before you’ve decided if the content is any good? Or ones that ask you to do a survey on how well they’ve satisifed your needs, before they’ve satisifed your needs?

They always make me think of a two-year old yanking on Mummy’s sleeve, saying Mummy? Mummy?? Mummy! Mummy!! MUMMY!!! — No manners at all, no consideration for what I want to do with my time, no consideration for whether this is an appropriate time to ask for a favour. Ugh.

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