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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Pain Points

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - 09:30


  4. PETER is reading a rights issue of shares notification.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Recently, I've dealt with such corporate actions.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The deadline date for subscription of this stock is today.


  8. Peter grabs his smartphone to check his bank accounts.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My pain point is that I may have a cashflow problem.


  10. Checking.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, I still have sufficient funds to do this one. It's selling at $9.00 a share.

  12. Checking the stocks real-time trading price, Peter sees "$0.094".


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): OMG! If I didn't investigate and bought at $9.00, it will be my big pain point.


  14. Act 2


  15. FLASHBACK


  16. Peter sees "Memories" on phone screen. We see an image with the caption "Break Even".


  17. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In Sept, 2021, I began taking the risk to invest, but I didn't do any investigations.


  18. Pausing.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): At the beginning, I was doing well and so I invested more. Then the downturn...


  20. Pausing.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In Feb, 2022, I had a few days breaking-even on my investment. After that, I've been losing.


  22. Pausing.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Trying to lower my pain, I averaged down and soon I exhausted all my idle money in stocks.


  24. Pausing.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As the market now doesn't have any direction, I prefer to stay put.


  26. Pausing.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I feel pain in my cashflow problem.


  28. Recalling.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yesterday night, having skyped with my children overseas, I dropped my iPhone Pro Max.


  30. Recalling.


  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's corner landed hard on one of my toes.


  32. Recalling.


  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Although it's round-edged, I still felt like a hammer hammering hard on it.


  34. Peter rubs one of his toes with Ammeltz.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Then, I thought about whether I preferred the physical pain than to accept damage to my smartphone.


  36. Thinking.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If I could prevent the smartphone landing hard on the floor with my foot, I'd do it.


  38. Pausing.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The mockery is that I seem to care more about materialistic things than my physical well-being.


  40. Recalling.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Incidentally, I've been focusing on playing the piano.


  42. Pausing.


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've stiff fingers.


  44. Pausing.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I should have picked up the skill a long time ago.


  46. Thinking.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As I'll be busy from afternoon onwards, I hope that I could swim in the morning.


  48. Pausing.


  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And then, it dawns on me that the clubhouse swimming pool is closed for cleansing on Monday mornings.


  50. RETURN TO PRESENT


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. STUDY - 14:00


  53. Peter looks refreshing.


  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've just gone to a public swimming pool to swim.


  55. Pausing.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Having relaxed my fingers and toes, I feel less pain now.


  57. Pausing.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Tomorrow, I'll attend in a HKUST Unicorn Day, I'll be hearing more about customers' pain points.


  59. FADE OUT


  60. THE END


































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