Sometimes you just have to grab an idea and run with it ……..

Taken from Wednesdays Bristol Evening Post is a story of man who grabbed an opportunity to make some cash and also a story of how civil servants are the thickest people alive !

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. per
car and £5. 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 “That car park is your responsibility.” The Zoo said “The
attendant was employed by the City Council… wasn’t he?” The Council said
“What attendant?”

Gone missing, is a man who has been taking the daily car park fees
amounting to about £400. per day for the last 23 years…!

It equates to nearly £3m !!!!!!!


6 Comments on “Sometimes you just have to grab an idea and run with it ……..”

  1. rob says:

    Alas, as a Bristol local, I can confirm this is one of our most famous (and only) bits of urban legend. It was in the newpapers last weekend…

    Shame – a good yarn otherwise!

  2. Rolf says:

    Heh, even if it isn’t true, it’s could very well be. I’ve had my fair share of interaction with local authorities, and I can easily see this happening.

    No matter in which country you are, authorities seem to be staffed with people who don’t give a damn about what they are doing, and who they are serving. Most of the time, anyway.


  3. chevy says:

    Good to see that people still know what they are talking about. So much BS around these days!

  4. toyota says:

    This was a really great read, I am very glad I came across your site.

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