Filed under: Life, South Africa | Tags: DA, Local General Elections 2011, South Africa, Spam, Voting
So today was another big day for our little country. Local general election time! While the run up to the election was filled with various toilet debates and some unsavoury threats of going to hell, all in all I think the whole thing went along pretty smoothly today. For all of you making a double sigh and thinking ‘Oh joy! another blog about politics and voting’ Don’t fret…I’m not writing a blog post about either of those. I’m merely marking another historic day on my blog calendar. I voted, I sincerely hope you did.
P.S. Dear DA……17, yes, i repeat, 17 sms’s in my personal opinion more than qualifies for spam. While I appreciate what you are trying to do and while if you had stuck to sending me 1 maybe 2 sms’s I would have felt slightly annoyed that you are smsing me without my consent and without an option to opt out, but I would have smiled and nodded and accept that this is you doing what you do. But 17…really??? 17 = spam and all you succeeded in doing was to create epic amounts of annoyance and negativity, which I’ll admit I was rather vocal about. Next time I think you guys need to focus a bit more…and as I could gather from twitter I wasn’t the only person who got annoyed with this. Listen to the people you are trying to reach, and take their views into consideration. You’ll reach far more people, trust me!