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Gran’s hilarious note to thieves

The note Julia placed outside her house with a length of garden hose requesting dope-smoking thieves leave the rest of her hose alone and take a sample for their bongs. Picture: Craig Wilson

A SYDNEY grandmother has left a length of garden hose with a note for dope smokers who have continually cut up her hose to make bongs for their pot-smoking.

Written by Julia McCall and attached to the front fence of her terrace house with the section of hose, the note reads: “Please don’t chop my hose again. Help yourself to this bit for your bong, Julia.”

Mrs McCall decided to take action after she became fed up with finding the hose in her front garden constantly slashed, Central Sydney reported.

Small sections of her green garden hose at the front of Mrs McCall’s terrace house in Sydney’s inner city suburbs, had begun disappearing.

Julia McCall and the sign she put on her fence with a section of garden hose inviting cannabis-smoking thieves to take some and leave the rest of her hose alone. Picture: Craig Wilson

Julia McCall and the sign she put on her fence with a section of garden hose inviting cannabis-smoking thieves to take some and leave the rest of her hose alone. Picture: Craig WilsonSource:News Corp Australia

What infuriated her the most, was that the thieves seemed to slash from the middle of the hose, rather than bothering to remove the tap and cut from the end.

Mrs McCall, who is retired and has lived in the are for 40 years, asked her son what was going on.

“My son said that’s what people did, people take them for bongs,” she said.

“There’s only so many times you can go to Bunnings asking for six inches of hose before they start looking at you funnily.”

Mrs McCall said sections of her hose had occasionally disappeared previously, but when it resumed she had an idea on how to handle the light-fingered dopers.

Dope smokers visited Julia McCalls street to pinch sections of her garden hose and make bongs. Picture: Google maps

Dope smokers visited Julia McCall’s street to pinch sections of her garden hose and make bongs. Picture: Google mapsSource:Supplied

Mrs McCall hopes her note and free garden hose will keep the bong makers happy. Picture: Craig Wilson

Mrs McCall hopes her note and free garden hose will keep the bong makers happy. Picture: Craig WilsonSource:News Corp Australia

“I was quite surprised to see it had started again,” she said. “And once it starts, of course then the community say ‘there’s a hose down there that you can get bits off’.

“I wouldn’t mind if they just took a bit off the end, but they cut it right in the middle.”

So she wrote the note and cut off a section of her hose, which she hopes will keep the bong makers happy.

“I thought it might bring a little shame to them, to stop pinching my hose like that, but it’s also a bit of a joke too I suppose,” Mrs McCall said.

“I think in this day and age tolerance is a necessary component, isn’t it?

“We all have to live with each other and if we ease it a little, so much the better.”