A Well-planned Retirement. . .

Nov 29, 2010, 8:00 AM |



~ from The London Times:


Outside England’s Bristol Zoo, about a hundred and twenty miles from here, there is a small parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. . .


The fee for cars was £1.00 and for buses and coaches £5.00


Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn’t show up; so the zoo management called the city council and asked them to send another parking agent. 

The council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the zoo’s own responsibility.

The zoo advised the council that the attendant was a city employee.


The city council responded that the parking lot attendant had never been on the city payroll.


Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy is a man who’d apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and who then simply began to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees estimated at about £500.00 per day ~ for 25 years.


Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over 4.5 MILLION POUNDS


~ that’s more than US$ 7 MILLION




 . . . and no one even knows his name!!!  J