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    Default A Well-Planned Retirement - From The London Times:

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    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 (about $1.40) and coaches ?5 (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 responsibility."

    "Err . . . no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by
    the City Council, wasn't he?"

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

    "Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (presumably), is a man
    who had been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at ?400 (about $560) per
    day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this
    amounts to just over ?3.6 million ($7 million - or $280,000 every year for
    25 years)!

    And no one even knows his name.
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    See, Scott !! That post was both interesting AND funny....and didn't take you THREE HOURS to post !!

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