TV Licence LOLZ
We all remember hiding behind the sofa when the TV licence van came – but today’s licence dodgers are much more creative than that. Around 400,000 households watch TV without a licence – but as it’s £145.50 to watch Bruce Forsyth’s propped up cadaver on Strictly, it’s no wonder people will say anything to get out of paying for it.
So today TV Licencing has released its favourite 12 Best Excuses Not To Have A Licence, which include the following doozies:
‘Why would I need a TV licence for a TV I stole? Nobody knows I’ve got it.’
‘I could not pay as I only have two pairs of pants and one of them was in the wash.’
‘The only way I can afford to pay my TV licence is to sell my hamster. Is that what you want me to do?’
and the legendary:
‘I only use my TV as a lamp.’
One dodger tried to pass on the blame to his 3 year old son, saying he should cough up because he was the only one who watched TV. Another claimed the passing Olympic torch had stopped him from getting to the shop to pay it.
While TV Licencing brought the funnies, they issued a stern caveat: ‘Some of the excuses are hilarious,’ they say. ‘but being caught without a valid licence is a criminal offence and no laughing matter.'
Oh come on. It is a BIT of a laughing matter. Especially the one about the pants.