Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Bristol Zoo

After yesterday's rather dry post, I think you deserve something a little lighter. This is not very relevant to upland management, but I had to admire the entrepreneurial spirit.

Reported in the Bristol Evening Post:
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 from his home is a man who has been taking daily the car park fees amounting to about £400 per day for the last 23 years...!

1 comment:

  1. It made me laugh when I heard it on Wogam, so I'm glad I've got access to it again!


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