Noon today and I am beginning to think of what to make for lunch.On the way to the kitchen I hear a familiar clatter in the hall. Ah! The postman, now I wonder what delights he has brought me today.
This one I want to share with you.
I have not had a television for the past 8 years. The Licensing people KNOW that because they pestered me with letters a number of years ago. Eventually a representative called and since he recognised me as I did him, he agreed that I was telling the truth.
He actually declined my invitation to come into and inspect my home for a television.
About two years ago more letters arrived and at that point I filed them in the shredding machine.
So here we go again…
I find the letter very amusing for several reasons.
- The first line is a lie – I have not been in touch with them recently.
- “we find that 50% of people do need a licence” – which 50%, top or bottom half? 😉
- They check in case I have moved – If I had moved I would not be reading this letter.
Have I moved?Am I still Grannymar?
Do they still make black & white televisions?
TV licences – right up there with the Eurovision on my list of ridiculous shite that will be eradicated once – I mean if – I seize power …
The gall of those people! Do you really have to have a license to own a tv? Then, do you pay a monthly fee for your cable, or whatever you use?
I had a friend who was a pilot for British Airways, stationed in Northern Scotland. His route for BA took him to all the remote islands in the area. He would wait until he had a flight to the Shetland or Orkney Islands and would buy his TV license there.The local TV licensing people were driven mad trying to figure out if he had a current license,because he never would tell them where he purchased it and they knew he did not buy it locally. It was a great game with him. Matching wits with the TV police!!!