A Well-Planned Retirement
From The London Times:
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 (about $1.40) and coaches (about $7).
This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25 years.
A nice man working in his little hut by himself. Never missing a day of
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..."
"Err, no", said the Council, "that parking lot is your responsibility."
"Err, no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by
the City Council, wasn't he?"
"NO!" insisted the Council," we have no one on our payroll."
Probably sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain is a bloke
who had been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at (about $560) per
day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this
amounts to just over ($7 million)! Quite a nest egg!
And no one even knows his name!!