Friday, February 23, 2007

一注獨贏買年糕

大家都知道,孫柏文喺《金手指》裏面,日日都叫大家買白銀嘅時候,一定要買實貨白銀。今日,高明輝兄話有感而發,話要警告大家買嘢一定要買實貨,有見及此,今日我就同大家分享高明輝兄嘅文章。
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啱啱過咗嘅農曆年假,我哋特區有一班人,深深咁體會到中央銀行濫發鈔票,令到紙幣本身唔值錢嘅禍害,大家可能會問:「你講緊邊個國家嘅貨幣?」賣個關子先, 呢個「國家」,所用嘅「貨幣」,唔係fiat money,亦都唔係同美金掛鈎,而係同過年食品年糕掛鈎,講到咁白,大家都應該知道,呢個「國家」,國號叫美心Maxim's。

就喺過年前幾日,美心發行嘅「紙年糕」paper rice cake,喺年廿九、三十俾人大量「行使」。作為年糕大淡友嘅美心,俾人「夾倉」,實貨年糕physical rice cake擠提繼而短缺,出現咗經濟學成日都會講嘅「太多糕券追逐太少年糕」現象。

美心當然有「財金官員」即時走出嚟解圍,宣布「紙年糕」同實貨年糕脫鈎,並即刻用年糕券嘅票面值,去鈎其他一籃子貨品,例如西餅、餐券,或者XO醬,大部份持有美心年糕券嘅人梗係唔制,除咗係因為過年一糕值千金、市場瘋狂追捧吸納之外,更加因為佢買嘅「紙年糕」原先獲承諾會兌換番年糕,情況就好似我哋嘅聯系滙率機制一樣,原先講明你拎$7.8去銀行,理論上就可以換番1蚊美元,但係如果任志剛聽日走出嚟話,佢冇晒美金貨,不過e家你拎$7.8嚟,可以換番一 罐XO醬,特區上下又有幾多人制呢?不過深圳特區就唔知,因為有個經常話貨幣要鈎一籃子貨物嘅張五常教授。

其 實「紙餅券」出現問題都唔係第一次,喺好耐之前,一個好出名嘅帝國超群(1966),版圖一度遍及台灣、美國、加拿大及中國,不過最終都係亡國,所發行嘅 「紙西餅」統統宣布無效。該國發出嘅貨幣唔再受到該國執政團體承認,情況就好似當年日本皇軍嘅「大東亞共榮圈」,戰敗投降之後,所發行嘅日本皇軍軍票,變晒廢紙,今日就算你揸住超群餅券去搵李曾超群,佢都會好似日本政府咁,唔會嘔番十二件餅畀你。

至於另一個整餅界大國聖安娜(1972),雖然一直好努力咁做好呢件餅,充實儲備,但係都難逃央行濫發餅券、遇上信心危機嘅問題。喺九十年代,聖安娜出現過「太多餅券追逐太少西餅」現象,差啲俾好友夾死,好彩嘅係,佢哋有足夠嘅西餅儲備,雖然一度出現擠提,市面上有大量「未平倉合約」,但係好彩,最後都成功 保住一張餅券兌十二件西餅嘅心理關口,力保不失,但係好友都要抹幾把汗,因為當年排隊換西餅的確搞到佢哋身水身汗。

嚟緊嘅一年,相信會有唔少餅行,要你買紙糕、紙月餅等等,為咗對抗紙幣狂魔,記住,要買實貨。千祈唔好盲目相信餅行拋空出售紙餅券嘅甜言蜜語,例如有九八折,或被恐嚇「唔買紙貨就會冇貨」,因 為餅行一旦濫發糕券、餅券,損失嘅只會係你嘅本,而最後你都係收唔到貨。所以最後,大家要跟住我,年糕戰隊隊長高明輝,去對抗紙券狂魔,大家要緊記,買年糕,最緊要買實貨年糕。
超群「紙餅券」有如當年日本軍票。
公司執笠、國家投降,即時變廢紙。

6 comments:

  1. 柏文兄,
    呢篇文寫得極生鬼有趣!
    新年快樂!

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  2. 係囉,買年榚實貨,等佢發酵可以種菌就發咯,如果唔想發臭,就要付出堅持成本(冷藏),再等家山發,膠手指與張五常對貨幣真意還遠呢!

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  3. 好文章! 以後用黎同師奶解釋通貨膨脹就簡單得多了!

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  4. This is hilarious! Nice piece!!

    Unfortunately this is written by Kao Ming ... PacMan have you go to 'eat ghost' or 'eat 榚' :-)

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  5. To all,

    Good good...

    I am glad you all enjoyed this piece.

    The story behind this piece was this...

    高明輝 and I was riding on the bus the other day, and he asked me whether Maxim running out of rice cake can be counted as "defaulting" on their rice cake coupons. And from there we had a pretty long discussion...

    This piece was the result!

    We at Apple Daily is trying to groom him as a writer. And with the encouraging results of this piece, I will definitely try to give him more chances to write.

    Shuen
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    To 前打膠仔,

    Yes, we also discussed the storage problems faced by rice cake. And espeically the cost of cooling and equipment. But alas, the space was limited. Maybe I ask him to do a follow up next time = )

    膠手指

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