I do not have a television set. For various reasons, once it was because when I came home in the evenings I watched all the soaps compulsively and then it was time for bed!. And I grew fat.
Also for a while, I lived in a house with women, one in particular who watched every bad romance for hours and hours while lying in a big huddle on the only sofa. So, nowhere to sit either.
I knew I would remember this for all my life and I have.
Finally, television is a great energy sucker and dominates a room. We forget how to talk to one another, and how many people walking down the street do you know, who are just simulations of TV characters? .
Instead of real beings forged in the life they are living, we get plastic composites of TV people.
TV makes you grey and destroys your brain. Also I read books.
Am I a first in the world for this? Could I go in the Guinness Book of Records- eek FREAK does not watch TV- and a picture of me, so children could be taught to recognise me and be very frightened.
Also it is very unbelievable I know, because I get in the post, TV licence demands, finally they, the TV licence people, come to my door. I say I do not have a TV. They do not believe me!!
Many people standing in the doorway just like I am are lying to them and hiding their TV in the press, in the children's bedroom, on the roof and other such places.
So they send me these letters very often and I know its hopeless. I do tell them.
But they won't believe me.
On the back of these letters is :DON'T IGNORE THIS LETTER. And other words also in capitals. Which are really really scary.!!
Perhaps if you publish it widely on HubPage, we can sent them a link?
And a little picture of me so they can put me in their book of rare n' weird creatures without a television.
Also I can recognise a TV head any time of night or day, they are very anxious they have been filled full of misery and terror and hate from watching the news, they are boggle eyed from the hypnotic trance they are still in, and they are walking zombie like in the street. So not hard is it?
There is a ritual which i call 'Devotion to the Television', which people practice when somebody they simply hate enters the room. They start and stare at the television, this is their way of saying' Go away, I hate you'.
I call these kind of TV viewers STIFFIES, they are totally unrelaxed and completely not interested in what is on television. Yet the unwelcome visitor understands them.!