Bristol - Urban Myth ?

Old Jul 26th 2020, 8:24 pm
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Outside Bristol Zoo there is a carpark for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, it’s 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 carpark 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 5 million pounds … and no one even knows his name.
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Old Jul 26th 2020, 8:34 pm
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Myth. Parking was Free.
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Old Jul 26th 2020, 9:35 pm
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I thought it had the smell of an urban fairy tale, reflecting the aspirations of the Spivs who now dominate our economy.
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Old Jul 26th 2020, 10:25 pm
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20 years since i was there, but the parking area was not big and you usually parked on the Downs and walked in.
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Yep. Myth. Even exploded on Q.I. once.
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Snopes
It pairs nicely with the one about a child bringing home a penguin from a zoo trip.
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