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Thread: Hows this for a pension scheme?????

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    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
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    A perfect example of government mismanagement.



    Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, it's parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were for cars (1.40), for buses (about 7).
    Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day off 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 France or Italy ... 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, 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 pounds ... and no one even knows his name.

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    OOOOO my .. is this TRUE?

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    Really?!?

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    Good grief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet the zoo people feel foolish.

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    sorry - this is not true according to snopes: http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    sorry - this is not true according to snopes: http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp
    OOOPS!!! Sorry! was sent to me as an e.mail

    :oops: :oops:

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    How do I remove this from the board?? Didn.t intend to mislead anyone???

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    He was slick!! :wink:

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    Even if it's not true, it's a good story. If you've ever attended out of town football games you know things like this do happen on a small scale. We had a friend who paid to park his car in someone's yard. When the actual "someones" who owned the house showed up after going to a movie, they had all the cars that had paid to park there towed. No idea who got all that money. I suppose the tow truck guy made out like a bandit, and he was legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    How do I remove this from the board?? Didn.t intend to mislead anyone???
    you goofed. i'd give you 30 lashes with a wet noodle, but i used them all for my soup. ;-) :lol:

    it's still a funny story.

    chillaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax. ;-)

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