July 20th, 2009

Tempt me!

How To Plan For You Retirement!!

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 £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 . . . "

"Err . . . no", said the Council, "that parking lot is your responsibility."

"Err . . . no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't he?"

"Err . . . no!" insisted the Council.


Sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (presumably), is a man 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 - or $280,000 every year for 25 years)!

And no one even knows his name.

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DJ - plaited!

"No Peace For The Wicked"

I don't know what DJ proved this morning - but when I arrived he was fast asleep - Thus he was telling me he was good ... so, what did I do .... Remind him it was Monday morning and he had to both wake up and stand up ... and get some work done.  Thus I proved he was wicked and had to be busy!!!

Yes, he and Conrad were sprawled out in their field fast asleep - Poor boys!

Still, at least I had DJs carrot with me, so he got up and walked in.

We had a good groom, plaited mane and tacked up; then along with Toni on Junior and leading Smudge we met up with Ros and Shadow and headed off.

It was a bit cooler today - no flies ... and no roadworks, so we were able to go on a bit longer route today, and they all seemed to enjoy it.

Then back - and fed, in time for the sun to be breaking through, which meant DJ could go back to his field, and back to sleep if he wanted ... Having a good roll first, of course!!
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