The anguish on Michael Harriss face said it all.
The British-born roofer broke down this week when he appeared as a witness at the banking royal commission.
In between deep breaths, Harris told commissioner Kenneth Hayne how he had amassed a $35,000 credit card debt with the Commonwealth Bank, and how his attempts to get the bank to stop offering him credit limit increases proved futile.
In 2016, he had told a CBA staff member that he had a gambling addiction, and said he had pleaded with the bank to stop offering him more credit, but the offers had kept coming and his debt kept ballooning.
I explained Im a gambler, I have a gambling problem, they can clearly see that Ive got a gambling problem because of the transactions Ive been …