The credit card culture has been with us for 20 years
I have just been reading Rob Campbell's page (Info Jungle, October 30) in the Western Daily Press, and I would like to comment if I may.
The piece about Rob being offered an American Express card took me back to about 1986. At that time, my father was living with me, and he was sent a similar letter.
How they came to have his details at my address we never found out, as he was there convalescing.
However, my point is, why would they think he wanted, or was suitable for, that or any credit card?
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He was then 82, living on a basic state pension and his entire life had been spent working as a farm labourer, so you can probably imagine what kind of financial situation he was in!
So it's not just someone like Rob, and it's not just nowadays. That was 20 years ago. Maybe the start of all this began then?
And we now have a whole generation who don't know any other kind of lifestyle. In a way, I feel very sorry for them, and I dread what the future holds for my grandsons.
Mrs Una Warren Westbury Wiltshire