A friend reports one unexpected side-effect of the recent warm weather. She went up to her allotment near Bigtown on Friday to find that her shed had been broken into – again. More in hope than expectation of any tangible result, she reported it to Bigtownshire’s finest, and got on with her day. Two hours later, the police turned up to investigate this, the crime of the century.
‘You never bothered when the shed was broken into the last time,’ she said. ‘In fact, I’ve been burgled twice and never seen a police officer, so how come you’re out here now?’
‘Ach well,’ said one of them. ‘We thought we’d come out as it was a nice day for a drive.’
Of course it could also be that they’d misinterpreted what she had meant by reporting ‘two missing hoes.’