Ready for some good news and a smile? I thought so. Read this story about Bhupinder “Bob” Dhaliwal, who retired last week after 33 years as a parking attendant in the same garage in Manitoba, Canada.
Saying he’s had the time of his life, Dhaliwal told a reporter that he loved working in parking. For more than three decades, he greeted and assisted parkers, who showed up in droves for his retirement, sharing hugs and gifts and heartfelt thanks. It’s no wonder—he got to know them through the years, going so far as to help clear their cars of snow while they worked, unasked. And he retired with words of encouragement to other attendants: “Enjoy the job.”
Kim Fernandez is IPMI’s director of publications and editor of Parking & Mobility.