“Mangesh, come on! There’s hardly any margin in film
distribution these days,” said Tyagi.
“Rate’s fixed. Pay me
20, I’ll get the decision reversed.”
The new law mandating theatre owners to allow patrons to
bring in outside food into the theaters was hitting revenues hard, especially
considering how on-premise eatables were exorbitantly priced. It was time to bring back control into the hands of film distributors and theatre owners. Basically,
“Fine. 20. Get it done.”
That night however, in an unexpected decision, the
government enforced an indefinite Covid-19 lockdown across the state, and their plans went up in smoke.
Note: Hari, thank you for the picture prompt suggestion for today’s post! This 100-word micro-fiction is written for the Covid Crazies 2021 Edition of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. The entire list of 2021 posts can be accessed here.