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Letter to the UK Passport Office - Rant -(alleged )

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 01:26 PM
This letter is all over forums as an actual letter received by the UK Passport
> Office.

Unsure of this claim although someone sHOULD send it .

I understand the frustration and rant here. How about you?

This world is bassackwards, eh?

Deleted the bad language . Hopefully I snipped all of them out!
> Dear Sirs,
> I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe
> this. How is it that Sky Television has my address and telephone
> number and knows that I bought a bleeding satellite dish from them
> back in 1977, and yet, the Government is still asking me where I was
> bloody born and on what date.
> For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand? My birth date you have
> on my pension book, and it is on all the income tax forms I've filed
> for the past 30 years. It is on my National Health card, my driving
> license, my car insurance, on the last eight ##$ passports I've had,
> on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out
> before being allowed off the plane over the last 30 years, and all
> those insufferable census forms.
> Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's
> name is Mary Anne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be
> abso-fZ#ing-lutely astounded if that ever changed between now and
> when I die!!!!!!
> I apologise, I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you an' me,
> I've had enough of this bulls***! You send the application to my house,
> then you ask me for my %X# address!!!!
> What is going on? Do you have a gang of Neanderthal arseholes workin'
> there? Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want
> to dig up Yasser Arafat, for # sakes. I just want to go and park
> my arse on some sandy beach somewhere. And would someone please tell
> me, why would you give a # whether I plan on visiting a farm in the
> next 15 days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a
> chicken or a goat, believe you me, you'd be the last f#$ people
> I'd want to tell!
> Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other end of the
> poxy city to get another [snip] copy of my birth certificate, to the
> tune of £30. Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the
> same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day??
> Nooooooooooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd
> rather have us running all over the [snip] place like chickens with
> our heads cut off, then have to find some arsehole to confirm that
> it's really me on the damn picture - you know, the one where we're not
> allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic [snip] morons) Hey, do you know why
> we couldn't smile if we wanted to? Because we're totally pissed off!
> Signed
> An Irate Citizen.
> P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone
> to confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country
> since 1776 .......... I have served in the military for something over
> 30 years and have had full security clearances over 25 of those years
> enabling me to undertake highly secretive missions all over the world.
> ......... However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am
> - you know, someone like my doctor - WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN

> Sincerely,

Thought I would share this, as I just received this in a email. It's all over forums but I found no actual source. Anywhoo, I don't know about you guys but I'm with whoever wrote it!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 01:45 PM
sky in 1977 says its a fake as we only had 3 channels in those days

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by Maxatoria

Hi Maxatoria,
Thank you for the reply.
I didn't think anyone actually sent the letter .
It's a bit more fishy especially when there is no signature , of course.
Regardless, I feel the frustration in this letter, as many, I'm sure, do.
Lots of truths here imo.

Appreciate your input!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by SeekerLou

From Wikipedia

In 1978 Satellite Television UK (SATV) was set up to broadcast over Europe

I am not saying its real, just saying don't jump to ill informed conclusions. SATV is sky television, and it makes perfect sense that someone bought a dish during the pre order promotional period. The other thing is that all commercial companies track your purchases for marketing purposes, yes even in 1978.
edit on 25-1-2012 by DrunkNinja because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:56 PM
reply to post by DrunkNinja

Thank you DrunkNina.

Appreciate the info.
IF a letter like this was sent, I do wonder what their response would be. How would they have handled this?

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 07:36 AM
goes for any government department not just the passport office.

real or not the letter highlights quite well the monumental levels of government incompetency.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 08:56 AM
HAHA that reminds me when I had to go to the passport office for an interview to prove I was, well, me....
I was the only native British speaking pasty skinned bird in the place, now without being racist at all I'd still have been out of there quicker if I'd been wearing a bloody burkha.

It was both hilarious and frustrating in equal measures.


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