Thursday, September 10, 2009

From yesterdays Bristol Evening Post:

My thanks to Angit for the following:

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Outside Bristol Zoo is the car park, with spaces for 150 cars and 8 coaches. It has been manned 6 days a week for 23 years by the same charming and very polite car park attendant with the ticket machine. The charges are £1.00 per car and £5.00 per coach.

On Monday 1 June, he did not turn up for work.

Bristol Zoo management phoned Bristol City Council to ask them to send a replacement parking attendant.
The Council said, No! "That car park is your responsibility."
The Zoo said, No! "The attendant was employed by the City Council... wasn't he?"
The Council said, No! "What attendant?"

Gone missing from his home is a man who has been taking daily the car park fees amounting to about £400.00 per day for the last 23 years...!

£2,400.00 a week…Tax Free!!

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I was wondering how to supplement my meagre pension income.....

4 comments:

Chris said...

Jack: A good story and I guess you are aware of:
http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp

BTW, my family think they know you. My brother was at Wellington Grammar about the same time as you. I've misplaced my notes at the moment but I think he said something about you playing the violin. And my sister thought she knew your sister.

I'll search my notes if you are interested.

Cheers

Old Scrote said...

Some stories are so good that it almost doesn't matter that they are not true!
What is your brother's name?

Chris said...

Robert Beddows from Parkdale. My sister's name is Ruby.

Chris said...

My email is chris.beddows@gmail.com