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Old 07-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #2101
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If this is true, than I am fast, cheap, and easy.
I guess i would probably be a fried vegetable. Considering the many slang definitions of both fried and vegetable, i find this quite funny and unnervingly appropriate.
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A Well-Planned Retirement From The London Times:

Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England, there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses. It was manned by a very pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars £1 (about $1.40) and coaches were charged at £5 (about $7).

This parking attendant worked there solid for all of 25 years. Then, one day, he just didn't turn up for work.
"Oh well", said Bristol Zoo Management - "we'd better phone up the City Council and get them to send a new parking attendant..." "No", said the Council, when contacted,".....that parking lot is totally your responsibility."

"No, it isn't", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the parking attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't he?"
"NO! He was NOT" insisted the Council.

So, sitting in his lovely villa somewhere on the South Coast of Spain, is a happy bloke who had been taking the parking lot fees, estimated at £400 (about $560) per day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over £3.6 million ($7 million)!

...And no one even knows his name!!
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That's a great story Cane - is it a joke, or did that really happen??
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Great story and brilliant if true.
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Indeed, that is a great story and it has given me some ideas to ponder over.
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Funny! They had similar problems at the downtown lots in Memphis; i guess those crackheads weren't as slick about it. The cops had it figured out, but they had to see it happening, basically.
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That's a great story Cane - is it a joke, or did that really happen??
Are you asking me if I made it up?

NO.....but I got it from a equally credible source, the internetz. Random Thoughts Thread - The Club House
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eeehhh, saladfingers...... creepy stuff....
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Boulder Man Watching TV Didn't Know Bear Was Inside House - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver
Situational awareness FAIL.

I guess i'm not much of a nature lover or something, but i just don't understand why bears are protected. I have no use for them, outside of a zoo. Why not just allow 34/7/365 hunting with no permit or limit until they learn to hide better?

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I belong to a few other forums and lurk in a few as well while I decide if I would like to join; but I am always amazed at the number of "visitors" that are always logged into this site. It seems there are always >100 visitors... what's the deal?
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