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Old 05-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Who wants to be a parking attendant?

Outside England ís 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 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 booth 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.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Who wants to help me build a booth to start charging????
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This is a good story but untrue as exposed by the snopes website

http://www.snopes.com/crime/clever/carpark.asp
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This reminds me of a story I heard several years ago, but from different sources and I in no way saying it is true or not.

Anyway - the story goes that in a certain church a prominent church member would always go to the person in charge of the Sundays offering and explain that he was always in need of hard cash and offer to write a check to the church for x amount of cash from the offering that Sunday. This person would claim the check amounts as his church contributions for the year on his tax return. This went on for several years before the scheme was discovered.

The story goes on to say this scheme was the reason the IRS started requiring a statement from church's showing each members contribution for the year.
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It may not be true but what a way to make a living!!!!
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It may not be true but what a way to make a living!!!!
yeah - pretty ingenious if you think about it.
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