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How 'bout That?
By Mark M Lichterman
Last edited: Monday, August 22, 2011
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2011



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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.



How 'bout That

 

Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were £1 for cars ($1.40), £5 for busses (about $7). 

 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 it to send them 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 lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.

Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain  (or some such scenario), is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own; and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about  $560 per day -- for 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars!

And no one even knows his name.

 

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/5/2011
Pure genius. Who says the little man doesn't stand a chance? Patrick
Reviewed by Janna Hill 8/22/2011
I had seen this story before but didn't know if it was true??
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parker 8/22/2011
I knew there was an easier way! Why didn't I think of that?! Thank you for sharing. :)
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/22/2011
Whoever he is......he's BRILLIANT and deserves every cent of his fortune! That he could pull it off for 25 years is astonishing! Just goes to show.......giggle.....thanks for sharing, Mark!

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