844. Stolen parsley
© Bruce Goodman 1 February 2016
It annoyed Norma immensely. She had a patch of prolifically growing parsley in a small garden not too far inside her front gate.
The neighbours would frequently come in and steal a bunch of parsley. It’s not that Norma minded about that. They could have as much parsley as they wanted. They just had to ask. “Help yourself whenever,” she would have said.
But they didn’t ask. They would sneak over once it was dark and pinch parsley.
Norma trained her dog to piss on the parsley. It wouldn’t kill the neighbours, but it gave Norma a great deal of satisfaction.
Norma grew another small patch of parsley at the back of her house. That was for her own use. Unbeknown to her, the dog rather fancied that patch as well.