Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A nice little earner

Today's edition contains this gem.

We have to hand a clipping, sent by Mark Southcott of somewhere in the wilds of the Illawarra, from the Bristol Post of June 21. A little late, but it's a timeless piece: "Outside Bristol Zoo is a car park, with spaces for 150 cars and eight coaches. It has been manned six days a week by the same charming and polite attendant. The charges are £1 per car, and £5 per coach. On Monday he did not turn up for work. Zoo management phoned Bristol City Council to ask for a replacement. The council said: 'The car park is your responsibility.' The zoo said that the attendant was a council employee. The council asked: 'What attendant?' Gone missing from his home is a man who has been taking daily car park fees amounting to £400 a day, for 23 years, or 2 million quid."

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