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".
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 McCall's terrace house in Sydney's inner city suburbs, had begun disappearing.
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.
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."
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.
"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," 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."