News from Under the Headlines

From this week’s Bristol Evening Post:

Outside Bristol Zoo is the car park, with spaces for 150 cars and 8
buses. It has been manned 6 days a week for 23 years by the same
charming and very polite car park attendant with the ticket machine.
The charges are £1. per car ($1.40) and £5. per coach ($7.00).

On Monday, June 1st, the parking attendant did not turn up for work. Bristol Zoo management phoned Bristol City Council to ask them to send a replacement parking

The Council said, “That car park is your responsibility.”

The Zoo said, “The attendant was employed by the City Council… wasn’t he?”

The Council said, “What attendant?”

Gone missing is a man who has been taking daily the car park fees amounting to about £400. per day ($560) for the last 23 years…!

Total sum 7 million dollars.

I suggest looking for him in some villa in the south of Italy. But don’t you wonder why he stopped? Was it his 65th birthday and he felt it was time to retire from a life of scam? Or did he have goal of $7 million for retirement and…to his credit…knew when to stop?

So few crooks do!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Wow. He was certainly patient and faithful.

    That is bizarre.