Thursday, June 18, 2009

Keep on Grinning

It is just awesome when a plan comes together.

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..."

"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?"

"Err ... NO!" insisted the Council.

Sitting in his villa in somewhere in Spain, is a bloke 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)!


Anonymous said...

Good for him...ain't finger pointing grand - idiots I tell ya

Nessa said...

Smart bloke.

George said...

The guy's a genius!

A Lady's Life said...

Daring I must say and
Self employed lol

BBE said...

Franky, he deserves every penny, those are some of the lowest parking fees that I have seen for the UK, since the 1970s. So the car drivers got something out of it as well :)