Just thought I would share this from the News & Star rag – an article about TV licence dodgers.
Apparently, the Carlisle has had a blitz on TV Licence dodgers recently and the top bizarre excuses for not owning a licence are below :
One city resident told enquiry TV Licensing officers: “Since I had a bit of a fling with the postman I haven’t been receiving my mail so I didn’t get my TV licence reminder.”
Another said: “I went to the PayPoint to pay for my licence, but I had to leave before I could pay as my kids were stealing sweets and I had to get them out fast.”
And yet another blamed their pet, telling officers: “No-one watches TV apart from the parakeet. It calms him down and stops him ripping out his feathers.”
Priceless, the message board is full of usual anti-Beeb rhetoric “I shouldn’t have to pay to fund the beeb …etc” and “in this day and age the Beeb having the monopoly ……etc”. Well it seems to me that we should be able to choose but then if we could the Beeb would fold over night…!