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A Well-Planned Retirement

A Well-Planned Retirement

From The London Times:

Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England, there is a parking lot for 150 cars and eight coaches, or buses. It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars £1 (about $1.40Cdn) and coaches £5 (about $7).

This parking attendant worked there uninterrupted for all of 25 years. Then, one day, he 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 a villa somewhere on the coast of 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 seven days a week, this amounts to just over £3.6 million ($7 million)!

And no one even knows his name.

 

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. 

from John Prince

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