Green unsolicited text

I received this text yesterday:

Peter can Greens count on your party vote 23 Sept?
Reply Yes/Maybe/No?

Auth G Shaw 1/17 Gerrett St Wgtn,
Opt-out reply STOP.

I have no idea how they got my phone number.

I am not going to reply my voting inclination or to opt out, because that may result in more political spam.

The  Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 and DIA Common questions about spam complaints states that spam is illegal if commercial, so political spam may not apply.

So I’ll just put this down to political intrusiveness.

21 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  August 15, 2017

    if you really want to be annoyed by a political party…make a donation.

  2. sorethumb

     /  August 15, 2017

    They don’t need your money since their support base is wealthy white woman. I was a member once and the were discussing dropping leaflets. There was one suburb they never got any response however? “What’s it called……?” “Hornby!?”

  3. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  August 15, 2017

    Who on earth is G. Shaw?

    Funny way to spell James Games.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 15, 2017

      Yes, I wondered about that.

      Could this be a scam ?

      • Gezza

         /  August 15, 2017

        No. It’s ignorance. On your parts. It’s Gwen Shaw.

        • Maggy Wassilieff

           /  August 15, 2017

          Happy to be ignorant about Green Party members.
          no need to keep me informed
          xx
          maggles

          • Gezza

             /  August 15, 2017

            You asked. I answered.
            Ignorance is bliss for some, so no worries.
            Hugs, Maggles.

            • Maggy Wassilieff

               /  August 15, 2017

              You look like my type of guy….

              Have you got a large + ve bank balance?

            • Gezza

               /  August 15, 2017

              I’m not sure what a + ve bank balance is so possibly, possibly not. It’s hard to say.

            • Gezza

               /  August 15, 2017

              Oh, if you mean positive, yep it’s healthily in the black. Not sure what you’d call large – but it’s plenty large enuf for one man with a small family of waterbirds. 👍🏼

            • Maggy Wassilieff

               /  August 15, 2017

              Well you could have a ginormous debt as your bank balance… I’d describe that as – ve.

              You could have $1 as your bank balance…… I’d describe that as +ve (but very small).

              I must admit I am going off you…

            • Maggy Wassilieff

               /  August 15, 2017

              Dear Geeza,
              I just saw your reply.
              Please disregard my last comment…. must be wonky hormones….

            • Gezza

               /  August 15, 2017

              Too late maggles. You’re off the Xmas Card list.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  August 15, 2017

              Oiiiii!!! Yes you Geeza fella … a word to the wise …. Christmas is postponed this year,
              as there has been no printing of cards for any lists.
              The Christmas Union said so few people are on any ones christmas card list any more …
              just not worth the ink it seems.

              I am waiting for my reply to No more Waitangi Day, please.
              A day that turns normal peaceful fun loving beasts into boors bores borz.

            • Gezza

               /  August 15, 2017

              Hiya Possers. I don’t understand yaw last bit about awaiting a reply to yaw No more Waitangi Day, please? Where is that?

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 15, 2017

    How about Gohn Key and Gim Anderton ?

    • Gezza

       /  August 15, 2017

      You’ve just made yourself look silly above. Don’t compound it.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  August 15, 2017

        Come on Gezz – Kitty makes herself look silly all over the place – don’t clip her wings! 🙂