A Well-Planned Retirement

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    From The London Times:

    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 for cars ($1.40), £5 for busses (about $7).

    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 some such scenario), 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 dollars!

    And no one even knows his name.
     
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    :lol: That's hilarious!
     
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    More like five mil, but whatever! :lol:






    $560 x 365 x 25 = $5,110,000.00
     
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    You sure he wasn't from Joisey?
     
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    God that's beautiful.

    Have a similar story...one that lasted about 60 years

    Jimmy's Hot Dogs of Phillipsburg New Jersey was a very small circular building which sat right next to a bridge that crosses the Delaware River between Easton PA and Phillipsburg, NJ.

    It was a very successful small business started by Jimmy (the Greek) in the 1920s or so.

    One day a truck went wild and crashed through the hot dog stand thus necessitating a rebuild.

    That's when Jimmy's good fortune was uncovered.

    Ya see .. Jimmy's stand was right next to this Delaware River Joint Toll Briege Commission's land, but the DRJTBC thought that Jimmy's building was on railroad land (also right next to the bridge) and the Railroad thought that Jimmys was on DRJTBC land.

    Jimmy essentially got 60 years of FREE RENT because, even though the land was owned by the DRJTBC, his use of it (turns out he was a squatter) was OPEN AND NOTORIOUS and therefore it had been up to the DRJTC to collect that rent in timely fashion or lose the right to demand it!

    Since they failed to collect the rent, they lost all back rent.

    Jimmy retired a multimillionaire selling NOTHING but hotdogs and cokes from his rent-free location for over a half century.
     
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