Thursday, December 27, 2012

Perfect Retirement Planning

This one is one of the best. 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 for cars, about $1.40, for buses 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.


  1. Maybe this dude will finance Piers Morgan's return trip home?

  2. Randy, I'd like to add a few to that list myself.

  3. Bwahahahahahaha. God helps those that help themselves. Bless his heart.

    Have a terrific day Odie. :)

  4. Now there's a successful (and smart) entrepreneur. After 25 years, it's hard to believe that no one even knew his name.

  5. Funny stuff. I wish we could deport many of the Leftists.

    Odie, I hope you and yours had a very Merry and blessed Christmas.

  6. I was there a fews years back and felt sorry for the old guy and tipped him! And now he's living in a villa in Spain while I'm in a camper by a lake in Mississippi!

  7. That guy is a resourceful genius!

    Are you sure it isn't you, Odie ;-)


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