Crosswords1 min ago
I need help from you fine people. Someone is stealing clothes from my washing line when Im not around. A black skirt and a cream bra on the first occasion and a replacement black skirt this weekend. Apart from calling the police, who lets face it wouldnt consider running unless it was a Al quada operative stealing my undies for a missile catapult, any ideas as to what I can do about this?
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Have you asked your neighbours if they have lost any washing in this way? You could try to keep a look out for each other if it is a neighbourhood problem. Or the next black skirt you hang out, give it a rub on your loft insulation first they won't see the tiny fibres but boy will they feel them, itchy hands galore! ( Slight variation on the itching powder theme, only slightly nicking your idea ;))
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Having given this one some thought (unlike me i know but hey) why note try this.....type out a note writing down how this is distressing you and pin it to your washing line asking the person not to do this please......heck it might not work at all but as it wasn't just underwear i would say there is a compulsion driving the person to steal female clothing and (assuming it is a he) he might be having a hard time facing up to this...putting your side of the problem may stop it all.......hope you get it sorted out one way or another.
a slight variation to sft42's idea - you pin a note to your line saying "dear thief you are now being filmed on cctv. If you decide to walk away with nothing now you will not receive any further action, failing that your theft will be sent on tape to the local police". You don't even need a CCTV system! (How is the burglar going to know?). Hello folks Darth is back - Cornwall was fannnnntastic - blimey wasn't it hot last 2 weeks?