Road To Retirement

 A Well-Planned Retirement - From The London Times:


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 pound (about $1.40) and

coaches 5 pounds (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


"Err . . . no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the

attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't


"Err . . . no!" insisted the Council.

Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of

(presumably), is a man who had been taking the

parking lot fees, estimated at 400 pounds (about $560) per

day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7

days a week, this amounts to more than 3.6 million pounds

($5.1 million - or more than $200,000 every year for 25 years)!  Tax-free!

And no one even knows his name.