Let’s get something straight. There are plenty of things that I don’t want to pay for; council tax, national insurance, gas, electric,water and of course my tv license.
But I do pay it. I pay it because I’m an abider of the law, I don’t like the idea of being in trouble or having big, nasty men show up at my house and question me.
However, since more and more people are sitting down to watch tv on their tablets and computers, the tv licensing people are cracking down on those who don’t pay up. And so they bloody should, I don’t find it fun having to part with nearly a £150 a year. Do you KNOW how many bottles of pinot grigo that equates to? 30! 30 bottles of liquid happiness.
But not only don’t people pay for their telly but they also have a bank of pretty shitty excuses as to why they don’t have one and the tv licensing people have released a series of animations to share these excuses.
My favorite one is from one man who claims he cannot answer the door because he’s been administered a lethal injection, closely followed by one woman who thinks her corgi is related to the Queen’s corgi’s therefore making her exempt. Makes you wonder how they get out of paying other bills doesn’t it?
As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.