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A Well-Planned Retirement
July 13, 2009, 9:23 am
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A Well-Planned Retirement – From The London Times:
Pleasant attendant
Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England , there is a parking
lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses.

It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a

ticket machine charging cars £1 (about $1.40) and
coaches £5 (about $7).

This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25

years.  Then, one day, he just didn’t turn up for work.

“Oh well”, said Bristol Zoo Management – “we’d better

phone up the City Council and get them to send a new
parking attendant . . . ”

“Ahhh . . . no”, said the Council, “that parking lot is your


“Ahhh . . . no”, said Bristol Zoo Management, “the
attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn’t
“Ahhh . . . no!” insisted the Council.

Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain

(presumably), is a man who had been taking the
parking lot fees, estimated at £400 (about $560) per
day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7
days a week, this amounts to just over £3.6 million
($7 million – or $280,000 every year for 25 years)!

And no one even knows his name.


5 Comments so far
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Sounds like a plan. A new way to get rich.

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Comment by F.F.B.

Very creative. The wall is an answer for everything.

Good fences make good neighbors.

Comment by X Factor

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