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 pound for cars ($1.40), for buses (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 France or Italy ... 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.
I think this is my favorite E-Mail ever!
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Have you seen the movie,"Bucket List"? Has it sent you down a wishful thinking path? I have been thinking about it lately and maybe, on a long daydreaming trip I will try to come up with my own personal list.
At any rate I wonder if you have some items that are on your list? It might be interesting to see what others are thinking about. To help me build a list for everyone to see email your list (I won't publish your name with your list) firstname.lastname@example.org
or to remain totally anonymous just put your list in our mailbox at the clubhouse... pigeon hole #18.
This could be interesting and maybe the community can even give ideas about how to accomplish things for you once we have a list up and going.
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Posted by teckron at 1:02 PM