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becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:57 pm    Post subject: An Ode..... Reply with quote

...... to the Tax Disc

In honour of the final day of the tax disc, 5 live asked poet Mike Garry to bid farewell to one of the country's most familiar - and expensive - pieces of paper.

This is what he came up with....

An Ode to the Tax Disc

Itís been a pain since 1921
Now from today it has gone
Never again will it be seen
In the bottom corner of you window screen
No more stressed out men and women across the nation
Searching for their Insurance Documentation
Never again will we see
A house turned upside down in search of an MOT
And how many times have you had to look
For that for the useless ubiquitous car log book
Itís gone forever and it wonít be missed
Goodbye to the Cars Tax Disc
And itís a great thing I must say
Saving millions for the poor DVLA
Now those over worked Swansea souls
Can redirect whatís saved to fill the potholes
And saving forests of trees and lots of stress
For the car tax is now paperless
Cos how many times on the first day of the month
Have you had to catch an over priced bus
Stood in the queue waiting in line
Because you failed to do your tax on time
And now are far too frightened to take the risk
Of driving without a current tax disc
Because now we are in the precarious position
Where the police have number plate recognition
Unlike my dad who used a beer mat
Gone are the days youíd get away with that
Like most things now you can do it on line
Itíll save you the hassle and itíll save you the time
Of standing in an endless post office queue
Because most of them have been closed down too
And Iíve torn it in half so many times
Trying to detached it along the perforated lines

So good bye and good riddance you will not be missed
Iím happily waving goodbye to the old car tax disc

Smile
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FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
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Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will miss it, Becky. I'm keeping mine in place until next May when it runs out and then I have every intention of making my own and displaying it in the usual place Smile.
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nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid for my tax ready for 1st OCT but then sold the car yesterday (30/9) so now waiting to see if they give me the full 12 months back Rolling Eyes

(note it an automatic refund now when you send in the V5 document, but can take 4 to 6 weeks)
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John W



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Location: Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I will miss it, Becky. I'm keeping mine in place until next May when it runs out and then I have every intention of making my own and displaying it in the usual place Smile.


Sounds like a great idea, scan it, bit of photo-editing, should be fun Smile
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I will miss it, Becky. I'm keeping mine in place until next May when it runs out and then I have every intention of making my own and displaying it in the usual place Smile.


Laughing
Good for you.

I look forward to seeing a picture of it on here! Wink
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