I just received my second text message from “Aubree from SketchUp” urging me to make my reservation at the conference hotel before the group discount disappears.
I’ve already made my lodging choice. For budgetary reasons, I’m staying about 4 miles away for $50/night.
And in case Aubree sees this, this doesn’t mean I’ll need to rent a car because I’ll be driving my own car to the conference! I live in Northern CA and my car gets 45-50 MPG making it the cheapest way for me to travel to the conference. OK. I could take Amtrak with a Thruway bus connection, but that’s a LONG trip timewise to travel 300 miles that I choose not to do - especially when having my car means I can save lots of money by lodging elsewhere!
In most cases with unwanted text messages such as these, I’ll reply “STOP” - and if I get a second, I’ll bock and report spam. However, since I will attend the conference, there may be other more important messages in the future. I can certainly imagine one saying “Travel Advisory: Due to out of control wildfires, Interstate 10 is closed between Los Angeles and Desert Springs - if you’re coming from that direction, expect massive delays and detours.” And that one I want to receive!