One day a police officer spotted an elderly lady struggling along the street, pulling two plastic garbage bags behind her. A small tear in one of the sacks left a twenty dollar bill on the pavement.
The police officer accosted the old woman, a grandmother. He informed her that she had lost $20.00 from one of her sacks. She said she would retrace her steps to hunt for it.
“You didn’t steal the money, did you?” The curious cop inquired.
“No,” the woman assured him.Then she flabbergasted him when she explained how she came by the money…
She told him that her back yard adjoins a golf course, separated by a wooden fence. Every so often, male golfers would stop and use one of the knots in the wood to take an inconspicuous leak. The resulting spray damaged her flowers.
So, she explained, weary of golfers watering her plants, she had discovered a creative solution. She said that she kept her hedge clippers nearby. Whenever a golfer attempted to pee in her back yard through the hole in the fence, she would get his attention by entrapping him with her shears. She’d demand a $20.00 payment for using her backyard, or she’d snip it off. Her bag of money had been acquired in this way, she told the law man.
“Well, what’s in the other bag?” He wondered.
She informed him that not everybody had paid the money.