speaking in tongues

samssamulet:

the last one though lol

saxifraga-x-urbium:

nothingbutthedreams:

nothingbutthedreams:

viva-la-strawberry-swing:

drinkinginla26:

constrictyourhandsaroundme:

siriuslyslytherin:

airpunchingacademic:

jaderkinss:


Outside England ‘s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot 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 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 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 7 million pounds … and no one even knows his name.

Fucking brilliance

Absolute perfection.

A+ job.

What a man!

I remember when this happened, it was probably the greatest local news story we ever had. 

And this is from the city I’ve grown up in… should I be proud of this? idk :L

I feel like this needs me to say ‘MEANWHILE IN BRISTOL’. I’m sure I’ve heard about this before and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.
This is way more interesting than most local news though, which tends to be more of the kind of ‘woman trampled to death by cows’, ‘six deer stolen from farm in Wiltshire’ or ‘cheese lorry crash causes gridlock’. All of those actually happened, the first two in one week.

If anyone’s curious about more local news right now everything’s about the massive water slide down Park Street. I’m not sure if it looks fun or terrifying but I think there will probably be at least a couple of broken limbs by the end of the day.

Ooh, my mate Dave was at that

saxifraga-x-urbium:

nothingbutthedreams:

nothingbutthedreams:

viva-la-strawberry-swing:

drinkinginla26:

constrictyourhandsaroundme:

siriuslyslytherin:

airpunchingacademic:

jaderkinss:

Outside England ‘s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot 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 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 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 7 million pounds … and no one even knows his name.

Fucking brilliance

Absolute perfection.

A+ job.

What a man!

I remember when this happened, it was probably the greatest local news story we ever had. 

And this is from the city I’ve grown up in… should I be proud of this? idk :L

I feel like this needs me to say ‘MEANWHILE IN BRISTOL’. I’m sure I’ve heard about this before and it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

This is way more interesting than most local news though, which tends to be more of the kind of ‘woman trampled to death by cows’, ‘six deer stolen from farm in Wiltshire’ or ‘cheese lorry crash causes gridlock’. All of those actually happened, the first two in one week.

If anyone’s curious about more local news right now everything’s about the massive water slide down Park Street. I’m not sure if it looks fun or terrifying but I think there will probably be at least a couple of broken limbs by the end of the day.

Ooh, my mate Dave was at that