Ignorance and Stupidity

8 Jan

It’s easy to get annoyed at ignorance, arrogance and stupidity.  Take for example the TV License people – an organisation that appears to solely exist to extract money from scared innocent people by using draconian laws and honey trap words. Sending letter’s that to the casual observer instill a certain ammount of fear and obedience. This company uses TV Propaganda to further their campaign and is begging to get on my nerves.

An example of a letter I received from them recently (Please bare in mind that I do not watch TV, do not have it connected to an aerial, it is not tuned and can not receive TV signals – therefore I am not breaking any laws by not having a license)

License Letter

License Letter

After reading this letter I decided the obvious course of action was to write a stinking letter – Enjoy:

Good Evening,
I have recently received several Letter’s from your company instructing me to pay for a TV License as I do not have one. This will not happen as by law I am not required to. I do not appreciate the threatening tone you use in your letters and, if the content of your letter’s are true. The total incompetence you clearly show to running an organisation. To start with you have sent me two letter’s both with different reference number’s both stating you have tried to contact me on many previous occassions, this is not the case. I can only assume these are purely there to fill up white space and justify some meaningless existence to your letter writing department.
Continuing in the Letter I am told that you have authorised your enforcement officer’s to visit my property at any time they wish. I would like to remind you that even the charity shop’s in my area are able to give specific time’s they will visit, your organisation is clearly not professional if you can not contact me properly and organise a time to visit that suit’s us both. In this I will not be talking to, or granting entrance to anyone you wish to send to my property. I would like to suggest that you take into consideration the points raised in this message and apologise for the threatening tone of your messages, I would also remind you that we do not live in a time where racketeering is considered legal. You cannot use bluster and threats to coax money from people and would be wise to not carry on with this fruitless technique.

And that is my evenings post. 😀

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3 Responses to “Ignorance and Stupidity”

  1. slightlyignorant 9 January, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    Oh my god Alex, are you really going to send that?! YOU HAVE TO SEND IT, IT’LL BE THE FUNNIEST THING EVER!!!

  2. Alex Towler 9 January, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    Hi Slightly,
    Yeah I sent the message and got a bog standard reply:

    Ref: TVL12003532

    Thank you for your email. We will respond to your email within 3 business days. If you need to contact us regarding this matter, please include this email’s unique reference number in the body of your reply email.

    If you are notifying us of a change of address, please be aware that we will not send a replacement licence, as the current one is still valid until expiry. All future correspondence will be sent to the new address.

    Thank you
    TV Licensing Email Team

    This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
    For more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email

  3. chloé 12 January, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    lol that’s funny (that you sent a response)

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