Lead us not into temp­ta­tion

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IREAD with in­ter­est Agromenes’s ar­ti­cle ‘’Tis the sea­son for a rip-off’ (Oc­to­ber 17), when he wrote of Black Fri­day tempt­ing us to buy ‘yet more things we can do with­out’. It brought to mind the story of a judge deal­ing with a court case in­volv­ing the pro­lific door-to-door credit-sell­ing that went on in the 1930s and be­yond. I seem to re­call that he de­fined the process as be­ing ‘per­suaded by a man you don’t know to buy some­thing you don’t want with money you haven’t got’. I guess the tech­nique is alive and well to­day—and thriv­ing on the in­ter­net. Robin Hes­lop, Birm­ing­ham

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