5 May 2009

Making Monkeys Out Of Them

I don't know if this story is true ... but I kind of hope it is ...
Outside Bristol Zoo there is a car park where cars and coaches can park.
(I know that bit is true)
There was also a nice bloke with a hat and a ticket machine charging cars and coaches to park.
(I know this bit is true because I remember him)
This parking attendant worked there for about 25 years , then one day he didn't turn up for work...
"Ho hum" say Bristol Zoo management
Better phone up Bristol City Council and get them to send a new parking attendant
"Err, no" say the Council "That car park is your responsibility"
"Err, no" say Bristol Zoo "the attendant was employed by you ... wasn't he?"
"Err, NO!!!!"
What are the chances, that sitting in a villa in Spain, is a bloke who had been taking the car park takings for Bristol Zoo for 25 years ...


EDIT : I get quite a few emails telling me this is an urban myth.

If you are a new visitor to this blog and are reading this post ...

I know it's not true so you don't need to contact me to let me know!


Wendy said...

That sure is a long time to be pulling that one off!

Taz said...

OMG that's brilliant and there was everyone thinking those guys off the Real Hustle at thought of all those scams themselves. LMAO
I'm still waiting on your info for me to send you your wee skinny t shirt Mrs!

bekimarie said...

That's really made me chuckle.
Haven't been to Bristol Zoo for years, must make an effort to go soon. Wonder if parking will be free now 'hehe'!
Take care
Beki xxx

Melanie said...

lol how ingenius but very very naughty!

busy lizzie said...

Maybe I could hang around the carpark at Rainbows End in Auckland!! nice little retirement fund.

Lesley's Creations said...

Tee Hee! How cool is that. Thats brought a smile to my face this morning. Hope thats a sign of the day to come. xx

JuliaB said...

I like it!! haha!!

April said...

fantastic! What a funny story

April xx

Lori R said...

hmmm...where should I set up my ticket-taking operation? Thanks for the great retirement fund idea!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Surely they sould find this mystery man, and give him a gold watch for his retirement.... what a clever chap... at least he got out of bed and earned himself a living....

x Alex

Katie twinkles said...

I's such fun, what a wheeze. I must start some business similar to this tommorrow x

katie said...

oh please let that be true! what a lovely long slow planning man

Katie twinkles said...

Hi, the caravans are at the Romany Life museum, goudhurst kent.

if you google you should find it. If not I will send you the phone number x

Jemm said...

lucky ducky! Good for him is what I say!!

momof2gr8kidz! said...

he he.. just to be safe.. since I have recently come home from mexico... I have stayed away from your blog.. and have quite a giggle.. catching up:)

Swirlyarts said...

Hahahahahahaha - that is a great story if it's true!

Lucy said...

I'm afraid its not true! I work at Bristol Zoo & we've had lots of enquiries about this lately - an urban myth I'm afraid!

Anonymous said...

This urben myth was debunked in April 2007 by Cris Warren, and is still avsailable on the net.