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rachy1975
rachy1975 Registered Posts: 366 Dedicated contributor 🦉
This is a copy of an email my sister sent me....made me laugh anyway!!! :001_tt2:


Something to brighten up a gloomy Saturday morning.....from yesterday's 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 is a man who has been taking daily the car park fees amounting to about £400. per day for the last 23 years... no tax, no-one knows who he is................!

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  • cs_1988
    cs_1988 Registered Posts: 231 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    That Really Has Made me Laugh!!!
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Omg!!!!! :lol:
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Almost sad to say this 'cos it's a good yarn, but it's an urban myth! Sorry!

    http://criswarren.blogspot.com/2007/04/more-urban-myths.html
  • cs_1988
    cs_1988 Registered Posts: 231 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    You had to ruin mate, shcoking!! :001_tt2:
  • rachy1975
    rachy1975 Registered Posts: 366 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    blobbyh wrote: »
    Almost sad to say this 'cos it's a good yarn, but it's an urban myth! Sorry!

    http://criswarren.blogspot.com/2007/04/more-urban-myths.html

    lol...i know my boyfriend just told me..... :mad2:

    oh well it made me laugh for a few minutes....
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Oh Robert....

    Spoil sport!!!!!!!

    Still I did kinda think it was too good to be true, but knowing how the councils/large organisations run things (or not) I did think it could be possible!
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    And who's heard the one when we were kids about the young couple out in the forest late at night, news comes on the radio about an escaped lunatic, car won't start, bloke wanders off, never returns, woman hears tapping from roof of car, the police turn up, blue flashing lights and all, they tell her "Get out of the car, don't turn around whatever you do..."? Well, we know the rest don't we?

    Happened in my local forest too. True. Love that story.
  • flower
    flower Registered Posts: 160 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Well I just love that one. Wish I had thought of that 23 years ago.
  • jkc
    jkc Registered Posts: 166 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    ha ha aw not true, but got to recite this to my familly.
    thanks for the story
    jkc.:thumbup:
  • Bookworm55
    Bookworm55 Registered Posts: 479 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    But... but... it was on Radio 4's The News Quiz.
    It has to be true (the Bristol Zoo thing)!
    Why would Sandi Toksvig lie to me?
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    When I worked in the Centre for Applied Language Studies at Reading University, the language teaching centre next door was being run by a woman with a fake PhD claiming money for courses and students that didn't exist. She got away with it for quite a while too.

    Linky goodness
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    im sure their a zoo by mine....think i might get myself a flat cap and floro jacket !!
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