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    Ingenious retirement plan

    This is probably an urban legend but you have to give the guy credit for originality.

    A Well Planned Retirement...
    Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot
    for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its
    parking fees were managed by a very pleasant
    attendant. The fees were 1 for cars ($1.40),

    5 for busses (about $7).
    Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing
    a day of 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 some such scenario), 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, commencing
    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 dollars!
    .....
    And no one even knows his name.
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    Now that's the type of career I need to find.

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    Brilliant! That's entrepreneurial genius at work. ;)

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    So there's another job opening?
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    Did they ever get another parking attendant?...maybe it's time for a career change.
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    Genius!

    Must have been an Irishman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DvlDgSoldier View Post
    Now that's the type of career I need to find.
    Ah, I'm afraid it's too late now. But oh how tempting...!

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