everything that doesn't belong elsewhere cometh here
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Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England, there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses.
It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars $1.40 and coaches about $7.
This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25 years. Then, one day, he just didn't turn up for work.
"Oh well", said Bristol Zoo Management - "we'd better phone up the City Council and get them to send a new parking attendant . . . "
"Err . . . no", said the Council, "that parking lot is your responsibility."
"Err . . . no, said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't he?"
"Err . . . no!" insisted the Council.
Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (presumably), is a man who had been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at $560 per day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over 3.6 million
$7 million - or $280,000 every year for 25 years!
And no one even knows his name!
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What a smart pirate, I beat you he left the parking gate after being on www.kreslik.com for 90 days never to be seen again. I also double down that he never missed a day of work and threw in weekends at regular time. Isn't it something the things men come up to make a buck? Over the years I was in prison ministry here in N. VA. I met a lot of men who had great ideas. After being caught, many were able to sleep peacefully for the first time in a long time. So far as the Risk / Reward Ratio (RRR for short) I'd rather be a Forex Trader on Kreslik with this band of Pirates. Thanks for being here Pirates. Patch