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Milk Experiment #37: It's Inflation

From: "Aka..." <aka...@i...>
To: <danfuzz@milk.com>
Subject: hello sir,
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 21:05:25 -0700

hello sir,

             My name is mr s[...] Ban[...] and i work for a milk
company with licence to new zealand .my job is a Marketing officer and i
love my job but ,only things i can't understand ,how day by day milk of our
country Mauritius is just keeping increasing like that.On the 4 of january
2001 ,the price of our milk increase thhen now last it keep increasing in
such situation i want to know why is this happening and till when it will
continue.I have no idea about the international competition which is going
on but if you could explain mme why and what is bringing such increasing
too my country Mauriitus.
Your Faithfully.
[...]


From: Dan Bornstein <danfuzz@milk.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 16:33:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Aka..." <aka...@i...>
Subject: Re: hello sir,

>On the 4 of january 2001 ,the price of our milk increase thhen now last it
>keep increasing in such situation i want to know why is this happening and
>till when it will continue.

It's inflation. You see, as time goes on, due to atmospheric changes
attributable to global warming, cows get more and more inflated, until
they're so full of air that they start floating and need to be tethered
down with heavy weights and thick rope. All of the weights and rope cost
money, and it's harder to milk the cows when they're hovering around in
mid-air like that too, so it takes longer, and, as they say, time is money.
The extra cost to the farmers gets passed along to the wholesalers and
again to the consumers, with a bit more markup with each layer. So, even a
small increase in cow inflation can cause a noticeable spike in the cost of
a gallon of milk.

Hope this helps,

-dan