UK Zoo Employee Retires With A Smile After 25 Years Of Monkey Business
At Bristol Zoo in the UK, there is a car park for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, the parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant.
The fees were quite reasonable at £1.40 for cars and £7 for buses.
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, the friendly car park assistant just didn’t show up, so the zoo management called the city council and requested another parking agent.
The council did a little research and replied that the car park was in fact, the zoo’s own responsibility.
The zoo advised the council that the attendant was a city employee.
The city council responded that the car park 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, then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, which have been estimated at about £560 per day, for 25 years.
Assuming that this absolute legend had worked 7 days a week over those 25 years, this amounts to just over 5 million pounds.
I don’t know about you but i’ve already ordered my ticket machine and Hi-Vis vest!