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Monday, April 16, 2012

"A well planned retirement..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Source)

Chester "Unc" Lau  is a retired cinematographer living his retirement years on the island of Oahu. "Unc" is a former army master sergeant of the Korean war and  is fond of the naturist lifestyle. Welcome "Unc" back as the source of today's guest blog," A true story from the London Times, " A well planned retirement."

This one is one of the best. From The London Times:

A Well-Planned Retirement

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 for cars, about $1.40, for buses 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.

Uncs" added commentary on da story!

 I Knew his name,but I won't tell,he his the Rabbi with the black dog name Lady Obama now having fun living in the prettiest island in Hawaii call Kauai surrounded by good cyber friends around da world with a huge taro farm to make Kosher POI for gentiles :-D

Editor's note, Dakinetalk guest bloggers do not necessarily represent the opinions of dakinetalk. Guest bloggers are given space to express their beliefs and or opinions. We feel there are many roads and like to give people space to express their thoughts,after-all that's what dakine is...Aloha, James "Kimo" Rosen, Publisher.


Anonymous said...

Douglas Dunn said via facebook;"It's called creative entrepreneurship.
I better get my ticket machine set up so I can retire to paradise too."

Anonymous said...

"Unc" said via facebook;""Ha ha ha Doug,better hurry before Obama the dog or DDD got the jump on you,remember the 110 percent royalty due unc C :-) can sell week old kimchi on the side to bring back the Super ferry :-)"

KimoRosen said...

Unc, bettejo wrtote about you in todays Kauai Garden Island news comment section;"VEGA: I've got a ton of work to do, but I think you'd love a host at KIM'O'S house-Chester "Unc" Lau. he tells us about A London Times news event: A Well-planned Retirement. Delightful. Hope it's true. Entrepreneurs take note. Worth a giggle. Much aloha."

Peace and love Bettejo Dux

Anonymous said...

Unc said via faebook;"Don't give any politician this idea!! they are robbing us blind already,save it for Rabbi Kimo's dog,she can use the kala :-)can split the profit with Bettejo,Chinese or Pake style,50% of nothing is still NOTHING :-)"

KimoRosen said...

Unc , did you read today's Startadvertiser about the happiest man n rthe world, he is a Chinese Jew who lives in Manoa, true story, reminds me of all your jokes about kosher Chinese restaurants!