Flattery will get you nowhere
This one is courtesy of my father who was in the Royal Navy in the ‘60s, ‘70s & ‘80s.
Once the letters to family and friends had been written, sailors would start writing to companies to try and elicit free swag. It generally worked pretty well.
One guy has the idea of writing to a well known razor manufacturer (WS). He told them how amazing their safety razors were and that he had been using the same one for six months.
He received a letter thanking him for his patronage and including another six month supply… a single razor blade.
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