Friday, 16 July 2010

Classic.........................

......cute!

My latest pic's of Melbourne Zoo's baby elephant, Mali..



.......walking the elephant trail with all the female elephants and their keepers...


....trying to demolish a sand heap............


........kisses for the keepers.........


....told you it was cute didn't I............?
Photo's taken July 7th.


Classic...........
..................planning.........


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 (£1.40), for buses (about £7.00)..

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."



Definitely classic, I wonder if anyone checked to see if he's an Aussie.........??? You know more front than Myers!! Sorry, totally Australian colloquialism!!!

20 comments:

Julie said...

Mali is so cute. I've heard that story about the attendant, how funny.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous photo's and a lovely story - so funny - LOL

Cathy said...

Oh that story is definately a classic Lizzie, definately more front than Myers! I love your photo's of Mali, so gorgeous. xo

Jo in TAS said...

That's a classic story, talk about using your initiative!!
Mali is a cutie, I'm so envious of those keepers being so close to him everyday.

Munaiba said...

Or given your last story you could say "more hide than Jessie the elephant". :)

Janet said...

The elephants are so wonderful, how lucky to see the beaby. Thanks for sharing the story, that was using some initiative.

BubzRugz said...

Hello - I just stopped by whilst I was browsing blogs.... I love your pictures of the elephant.... and others in your blog. And happy birthday for 60 - special birthday..... I will be around more often......... Hugz

Rafael's Mum said...

Love Mali.. so cute! Is that story really true? Somehow you can't imagine nobody ever checked that...Nice little earner though!

beccasauras said...

Aww, I wanna be a zookeeper!

Margaret said...

Great pictures of Mali. As for that parking attendant. OMG!! True story? That is amazing! How come no one noticed?! Wow!!

Sue-Anne said...

Beautiful photos of Mali, hasn't she grown! I love the story about the parking attendant, what an entrepeneur!!

Kim said...

Love to see Baby Mali interacting with her zoo friends. Elephants are wonderful creatures. Is the parking attendant story for real?

Copper Patch said...

Great story - I love his initative! I bet he's living the life :o)
Mali looks as lovely as ever. I hope it was a fun day out for both of you birthday 'girls'.
Your new machine looks great!
Abbe

clare's craftroom said...

Isn't the elephant gorgeous !
I have to agree that bloke has to be an Aussie !

Jody said...

Mali makes my heart expand. I just want to weep. I LOVE that wee one.

Leanne said...

Great snaps of a very cute baby. I heard the story of the parking guy, very clever indeed.

Maree: said...

Fabulous Photo's Lizzie...she is so Cute.
cheers

Sciarada said...

Hi Lizzie, magnificent shots for majetic animals!

baukje said...

What a cute picture!!!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful pictures and thank you for sharing! Carolyn from Des Moines, Iowa!

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