Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Perfect Retirement

Perfect Retirement Plan

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 A£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 somewhere on the coast of Spain, is a bloke who had
been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at A£400 (about $560) per day at
Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to
just over A£3.6 million ($7 million -- or $280,000 every year for 25 years)!!

And no one even knows his name.

No comments: