I feel very strongly that this person has overstepped the mark!
An acquaintance of a friend, lets call her Suzy, it's a sports and remedial massage therapist. After having some problems with my back and shoulders I went to see her, on the recommendation of my friend, on a semi regular basis for a few months. She's very good at her job and very friendly, but I always felt a bit trapped into booking my next appointment before I left and it turned into a never ending cycle, even when my back was pretty much better. Not cheap either.
Eventually I said I wouldn't be booking another regular appt, I'd just be in touch if I felt I needed it.
I should also add that she had requested to add me as a friend on facebook and follows me on twitter. She also started coming to my church because she knew friend and I and a number of her other clients all went there.
Since then she has also started a sideline company selling vitamins and other supplements. Now my facebook and twitter feeds are full of statuses advertising her products. She even started texting my mobile with special offers.
I unfollowed her on Twitter and removed her notifications from my news feed on facebook. I wouldn't mind if I had been following a company, but I had accepted her friend request because it was her personal account.
She has stopped coming to our church but before she stopped she always seemed to be trying to drum up business for her company.
Anyway, I haven't spoken to her in a while now but I posted a facebook status today about having this nasty head cold
I just received a text message from her which read: "Hi, sorry to here from facebook you're not well. Can I interest you in some aloe vera tonic? I've got a special offer on it and am putting in orders today, it will help with the cold. Hope you feel better soon".
Since when did me having a cold become an opportunity to sell me stuff?!