Grubby Hartshorne had a real perk going.
The Grub had a swimming pool in his backyard and water to fill it cost a lot back in the 1980s (imagine the cost today)
But Grubby had a scam!
At night the Grub would climb over the back fence, connect his hose to the Kindergarten tap and fill his pool up with kindy water.
Elsdon decided our Grubby needed to be taught a lesson. He got on the Foreman’s phone and rang Grubs in the Intertype room.
Hartshorne answered and Elsdon said he was from the Water Board, following up a complaint from the Kindergarten behind Grub’s place.
He said that they had witnesses who had seen an overweight and balding man clambering over his fence with a garden hose running straight from the Kindergarten taps.
Well, Grubby absolutely SHIT himself. We were peeping through the door and could see the beads of sweat pouring down his face.
After a few minutes contemplating his future at Adelaide Gaol he looked up saw us and realised that he’d been truly had.
Did he stop pilfering the water from the poor little kiddies? Don’t know!
What do you think?