I’ve just had a “so-called” TalkTalk (Carphone Warehouse) rep knock my door promising to save me loads on my phone bill by leaving BT, for a start I had to ask him to see some ID as it was not on display, and secondly, this time of night it is borderline anti-social and go’s directly against Offcom guidlines – TalkTalk what ARE you playing at?!
I had to tell the gentleman “no thanks I am not interested” more than three times!Â In the end I decided he was not a genuine TalkTalk rep and was in fact casing my place to rob me next time I was out….let’s face it, this time of night is the wrong time to be cold calling regardless of what you are trying to sell!!Â Poor Show!Â
As a moral to this story no matter who or where you are, if someone knocks your door, trying to sell anything – firstly ALWAYS ask for them to present you with identification; the are oblidged by law to wear it on clear display (if they are reputable, though IMHO not one single door-to-door salesman is!) – secondly if they press you to let them inside for a few minutes alarm bells should ring.Â This type of cold calling is intimidatory and bad.Â Just continue to say no, and don’t be afraid to shut the door in their face.
No stranger; no matter how official they “look” has automatic right to access into your property, this includes police as well by the way (police do not automatically have the right to entry into your property – many people forget this fact) – not that I would diss a public body such as the police, but people out there in the UK need to be aware of their rights!!
More and more our rights are being eroded, the latest “GEM” of course from New Labour is a bill toÂ require that ALLÂ photographers must have an ID Card in order to take photographs in public places!Â For fear of you being some kind of freak or perv!Â
This is a new low for the government, and I can’t see how this will ever stop the real monsters out there from doing what they do, or even to curtail the menace of the Paparrazzi??Â What it DOES in effect mean is the the ordinary Jo (thats’s you and me!!) will no longer be allowed to take photo’s in a public place without causing some form of an offence if this bill gets passed!
If you like me believe this is a silly idea and quite frankly the wrong way to deal with this sort of problem, then go here>>
You are not oblidged to signÂ the above petitionÂ in any way, but by all means go and check out the facts.Â IF this is truly a democratic nation then we should all exercise our rights, not just to vote, but to make our voice heard through petition (I guess the Americans would call this Lobbying?)Â