Grocery store worker almost fined for singing

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  1. #1 ali84, Oct 21, 2009
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    Only in the UK

    A shop assistant who was told she could not sing while she stacked shelves without a performance licence has been given an apology.

    Sandra Burt, 56, who works at A&T Food store in Clackmannanshire, was warned she could be fined for her singing by the Performing Right Society (PRS).

    However the organisation that collects royalties on behalf of the music industry has now reversed its stance.

    They have sent Mrs Burt a bouquet of flowers and letter of apology.

    Mrs Burt, who describes herself as a Rolling Stones fan, said that despite the initial warning from the PRS, she had been unable to stop herself singing at work.

    The village store where Mrs Burt works was contacted by the PRS earlier this year to warn them that a licence was needed to play a radio within earshot of customers.

    When the shop owner decided to get rid of the radio as a result, Mrs Burt said she began singing as she worked.

    She told the BBC news website: "I would start to sing to myself when I was stacking the shelves just to keep me happy because it was very quiet without the radio.

    "When I heard that the PRS said I would be prosecuted for not having a performance licence, I thought it was a joke and started laughing.

    "I was then told I could be fined thousands of pounds. But I couldn't stop myself singing.

    "They would need to put a plaster over my mouth to get me to stop, I can't help it."

    In response to the furore created by their initial hardline, the PRS contacted Mrs Burt to apologise.

    In a note attached to a large bouquet of flowers they said: "We're very sorry we made a big mistake.

    "We hear you have a lovely singing voice and we wish you good luck."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8317952.stm
     
  2. ALMOST fined? HOLY SHIT
     
  3. broken britain
     
  4. So she didn't get fined then. You owe me for these past 45 seconds
     
  5. It's in the ass-end of Scotland. Who cares about anything that goes on up there?

    As far as I'm concerned, Scotland is another planet in comparison with the rest of the union
     
  6. way to unionize, Britain.
     
  7. In a country as big as idaho. im sure thats worlds apart.
     
  8. lol
     
  9. lol ALMOST fined...
     
  10. I don't mean in distance terms, you half-wit..


    ffs.... guys i can't work with this amateur anymore. find me a new understudy.
     
  11. I lol'd
     
  12. i was almost arrested for murder
     
  13. Almost had me? You never had me. You never had your car. Granny shiftin, not double-clutching like you should. You’re lucky that 100 shot of NOS didn’t blow the welds on the intake. Almost had me? Now me and the mad scientist gotta rip apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried. Ask any racer, any real racer, it don't matter if you win by in inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.
     
  14. Almost had me? You never had me. You never had your car. Granny shiftin, not double-clutching like you should. You’re lucky that 100 shot of NOS didn’t blow the welds on the intake. Almost had me? Now me and the mad scientist gotta rip apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried. Ask any racer, any real racer, it don't matter if you win by in inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.
     
  15. oooooh shit
     
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  17. clackmannannshire

    disgsting
     

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