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From little victories over your bank manager to epic wins over the law - tell us how you've put one over authority. Right on, kids!

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(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 16:01)
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Quite a few years ago (mid-1980s) a friend of my grandfather had a dispute with the Inland Revenue over his tax return. Letters were exchanged with increasing ire on both sides until the elderly gentleman snapped and started writing two or three letters a day to the Revenue. They replied, demanding he stop writing to them so often. He then took it to the next level and started putting the stamps on the envelopes in odd places (halfway down the back, upside down at the bottom below the address). As the story was told to me, this meant that the letters had to be hand processed by the Royal Mail as the sorting machine couldn't read the stamp. So the Royal Mail attach irate notes to the letters asking the recipient to tell the person writing to them to put the stamp in the right place. Sure enough, the next letter my grandfathers friend gets has a PS asking him to ensure that he stamps the envelope correctly.

My grandfathers friend considered this request, mulling it over in the British Legion, then promptly sat down and wrote five letters to the Revenue with the stamps all over the place. Again they write back to him. This goes on for some time. Eventually they cave in, accept they made a mistake, refund his money, and plead with him to correctly address and stamp any letters to them.

This OAP anarchist had one last letter to send. He got a large envelope, put a stamp smack bang in the middle, wrote the address in a spiral around it, and enclosed a single sheet of paper that said:

"Dear Sir,

Hey diddle diddle
The Stamp is in the middle

yours sincerely,

Annoyed OAP"
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 1:26, 4 replies)
fucking brilliant

(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 10:18, closed)
You know what's even better?
The tax payers pay to run the Inland Revenue, so anything that creates extra work for them costs us more. Not only did he stick it to The Man, but he stuck it to all of us too. Great.
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 11:25, closed)
They get overtime for reading and writing letters now?

(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 18:46, closed)
That is fucking amazing. Well done that man.
I hope I'm (still) that childish when I get old :-D
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 13:52, closed)

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