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This story was sent to us as an e-mail and we can not verify it but pass it on as an inspiration, that you too can think out of the box creating your own opportunity.

This is reported to have happened "Outside England * * Bristol ** Zoo where 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 parking fees were for cars ($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 then 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, likely sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy ... **is a man who'd apparently had purchased his own ticket machine, installed it 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.*

This is my favorite E-Mail ever and we have no idea where it originated from, but we thought we should pass it on and share it because it may get you thinking.

Editors Note:

After a little investigation we find the story is in fact....a fiction piece written in 2007 as an Aprils Fool article. We liked the story so much we ran it anyway.....

The idea here is the government may very well have in your locality some property or something that is exploitable for income but would cost them too much to do and have no one to put it together. You might put together and offer to try something that generates income and give the local government a per centage if it works and you get a long term agreement to keep doing it.. If it does not work or develop you can walk away.

Often also you can get some local not for profit group that needs money to go in on something with you having a deal with them to run it and they get a per centage.

Local government agencies then will go along with something since it is a non profit that is going to benefit. Your part is putting it together and doing it for the non profit, for say 90% of the income etc.

If you need volunteer labor to get it going they often may be able to supply it. Use your head here. They need income and you will generate some for them for fronting this venture. The government involved will be in the clear since they 'DID it for a non profit that needed money.

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