I’ve been getting pretty annoyed at Littlewood’s Christmas ad which advertises ‘Christmas in manageable pieces’. By this they mean buying what you can’t afford and not having to pay for it till next Christmas…which is the same thing as just don’t think about it and spend what you don’t have. Debt is crippling people, ruining lives and breaking up families. My mam works with CAP, Christians Against Poverty, who amoung many things provide debt counciling to help people really struggling. Payment schemes like this and stores like Brighthouse are creating a glimmer of hope that people can have all these things that can’t afford but instead the reality is they pay more for the items than the straight up price. One CAP client bought a washing machine from Brighthouse it should have cost £400 but she will end up paying £1200.
So this is my small frustrated response, not the prettest thing but says what I think…lies easiest swallowed in small pieces.