View Full Version : After 25 Years, He Cashed-In on His Pirate Scheme...

06-29-2015, 11:10 AM
Now THERE is a man who took the pirate idea to new heights ! ! ! :lol:

No one even took the time to learn his name during those 25 years.

He Didn’t Miss A Day Of Work For 25 Years, Then He Just Stopped Showing Up. The Reason? WOW!!!

One man worked as a zoo parking attendant for 25 years. Suddenly, without any notice, he stopped showing up for work.

The reason he left is a lesson that could shed some light on how to identify a business opportunity and make it rich.

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 1.40 for cars and 7 for buses.

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 pounds (or just over $11 million)…and no one even knows his name.

06-29-2015, 11:15 AM
I read the link and just busted up when I finished. Man, that is so funny!

06-29-2015, 11:26 AM
Piracy, it is a beautiful thing. This freaking guy identified a need, seized the opportunity, and took care of his customers. Pure genius I'd say. YYYAAARRRGGG!

06-29-2015, 11:32 AM
I wish I had thought of that! Use the bureaucracy against them!