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coz
10-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Seems this guy only had to work 25 years :D

From The London Times: A Well-Planned Retirement

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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TMCNo1
10-03-2009, 07:51 PM
Now that's the way ya do it.
With the way the government here in the US is today and very few people actually knows who is really running the show, I would think it's more common than you can imagine!

Abe
10-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Bet he,s got one Mother of a Mastercraft on his Villas driveway.

coz
10-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Bet he,s got one Mother of a Mastercraft on his Villas driveway.

You're the first person that came to my mind Abe :D I said that's probably Abe and the bloke got away with it :headbang: :D

Jerseydave
10-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Interesting story, but no one wondered where the revenue was for that parking lot for 25 years??

Either that guy is a genius and found a huge weakness in the system, or I call B.S. :rolleyes:

ski_king
10-03-2009, 11:03 PM
Nice story, unfortunatly, it is not true.....
http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp

Sorry

TMCNo1
10-03-2009, 11:34 PM
Nice story, unfortunatly, it is not true.....
http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp

Sorry


Well it sounded logical and I still believe it because I read it on the internet!:rolleyes:

coz
10-04-2009, 12:19 AM
Well it sounded logical and I still believe it because I read it on the internet!:rolleyes:

I didn't get it from the internet.....I should have known better......I got it in an email :mad: :D

PapaJoe
10-04-2009, 01:28 AM
I will retire in about 5 years....

U.S. Army; O-5, with 26 years of service...

I planning on taking a position as a greeter at Walmart after the military...

OR- Possible the fork lift driver at Home Depot....

I have 5 years to make my decision...

JOE

Jesus_Freak
10-04-2009, 08:25 AM
Well it sounded logical and I still believe it because I read it on the internet!:rolleyes:

But "snopes" is also on the internet...

2RLAKE
10-04-2009, 09:35 AM
didnt Al Gore invent the internet? therefore, everything on it mus tbe fact

TMCNo1
10-04-2009, 10:30 AM
But "snopes" is also on the internet...


I believe everything, I'm a believer!:rolleyes:

pram
10-04-2009, 11:18 PM
I am going to win the lotto

TX.X-30 fan
10-05-2009, 01:12 AM
I am going to win the lotto




Go winterize your bote and insulate your igloo. :D

Tanski
10-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Insulating the igloo has already commenced. 30F this morning...

I'm going to sell my house and live in a shanty with my boat on a piece of land owned by the government and call myself a squatter.

pram
10-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Go winterize your bote and insulate your igloo. :D

Morning TX.X-30 fan :wave: