The other day, my daughter and I were leaving her school and a group of young adults were hanging around in front of the building. (Just a note here… this happens rather often. A couple days ago a group of young adults were playing games with the kids and handing out promo items for Radio Disney and some new show on Disney Channel. Another discussion.)
One this particular day, a young man handed me this:
A sheet of people stickers with no writing on it other than what is on their shirts – SERRA45. This meant nothing to me. No other explanation.
My daughter happily slapped the stickers on paper when we got home and I thought that was the end of it. Until a man standing on the street corner handed me a postcard of himself with a similar digit on it. Ok. I get it. There was going to be an election.
Sometimes just a name and a bunch of numbers:
Sometimes just numbers:
Interesting tactic to use numbers. Last time I went to vote, I was really only aware of the few people I was interested in, including the President, and the other 30 options to vote I did rather randomly. But maybe if I had a bunch of numbers in my head, I would have been more targeted regardless if I believed in what the people stood for in the election.
And what do they stand for? How do you find out here? There’s not much in the way of info on the promo material. And what do the numbers even mean?
Asking my husband, who has kind of forgotten as he had been away for ten years, the numbers have something to do with the party (FYI – there are many more parties here than just the two we have… three sometimes…). There’s not much on the internet in way of explanation. For me, it doesn’t matter too much since I can’t vote anyway. But if I could, I would for sure remember 45 and 12. I just wouldn’t know what they mean.