The best retirement plan ever

Posted on Monday, October 28 2013

From the London Times: A Well-Planned Retirement. 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, its parking fees where 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 them to send them another parking agent.

The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo’s own responsibility.

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 t 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!

By Lisa Dudson

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