Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 14
Especially when you take in to consideration that the Mayor owned two of the towns three pubs, Its only nightclub and the cinema and several slot machine arcades and a fun fair. So his slice would be quite substantial, pie or otherwise.
But on this, Sanjay wasn’t about to raise an argument, mainly on the grounds that everything in the town that the Mayor didn’t own , he did. And the Mayor’s comments made perfect sense, from a business point of view.
If they could attract families, his initial outlay for the Zombies would be covered and anything else would be sheer profit, all sound reasoning, he hated to concede but on this particular occasion, the Mayor was perfectly right.
After a little discussion, it was agreed that the Zombie Weekend would be held on the second weekend in August. Hopefully the summer would be at its height by then, fine sunny weather would be a bonus to all concerned.
Sanjay was ecstatic, all he had to do was shuffle around the guests at his Holiday Camp to make room for the Zombies, and then they were in business. Littlehampton would be put back on the map, and with a little luck and a few palms greased, he might be the next Mayor.
As soon as the meeting was over, Sanjay contacted Dave Knowles and confirmed the arrangements for the dates as agreed by the Town Council, the deal was struck and the Zombie Weekend was on!
(C) Damian Grange 2018