Saturday, 24 December 2011

T.V license or no T.V license

Their ref: 6034672418

I do not like the telly, it bores the backside off of me so I don't watch it.


Last year, about September, a young lady from T.V Licensing phoned me about the fact that I don't have a license and I courteously explained to her exactly why I do not have one. I also explained why I won't buy one in the future.


We said goodbye to each other, in a very friendly manner I must add. Nice young girl, pity I'm still married but you can't have everything, as I found out when I got married but that's a story for another day I think.

A year passed and the letters started to come in. The situation hasn't changed by the way. I still don't watch the telly and I don't see myself watching the telly in the future, assuming that I manage to retain sanity. I can only hope about that I suppose. The sanity, I mean.

So the question is I suppose, what to do next? I've never been taken to court before but there's always a first for everything (Wonder if the Sheriff likes the telly?). Or I could get in contact with my M.P of course. I won't mention his name, Alistair Carmichael is a very busy man etc, etc but he could possibly see to it for me.

I'll think about it. Might get to court before I make the decision though.

I like the name of the department that Sarah Armstrong, who wrote to me, works in. "Scottish North Enforcement Division" is particularly good for people that enforce unnecessarily and unreasonably on people that neither want nor need anything to do with them. It really is harassment, isn't it. From now on we'll call them the Scottish North Harassment Division of T.V Licensing.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011