Naked Gnomes

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...p-naked-gnomes-after-neighbours-complain.html

'Gardener ordered to cover up naked gnomes after neighbours complain
Householder Sandra Smith has been ordered to cover up her garden gnomes after complaints that the naked ornaments were upsetting local children.

Last Updated: 9:26AM BST 21 Apr 2009

The gnomes, one male and two female, have stood in Mrs Smith's front garden for around 15 years in Hunnington in the West Midlands.

The grandmother has been forced to put clothes on the ornaments after a neighbour complained to Bromsgrove District Council and an officer phoned her.
"I've got grandchildren and they all love the gnomes," said 64-year-old Mrs Smith.

"They have been here for around 15 years and everyone who visits me finds them funny and a bit harmless fun.

"They're proper cheeky chappies with their little smiley faces looking up at you."

Now the gnomes have been dressed in miniature t-shirts to preserve their modesty.

"I love my garden and it gives me a lot of enjoyment," she said.

"I'm going to be keeping the gnomes in the garden with their T-shirts on at the moment but I love like to get the gnomes out in their glory again."

The offended neighbour confirmed she had made the complaint. The woman, who did not wish to be named, said she thought the gnomes were "pathetic".

"I don't think they should be in a garden with my young kids running around nearby," she said.

"They are childish and I think it pathetic that they are in a front garden in full view of everyone."

The council was unavailable for comment. '

What kind of sheltered existence can someone have to be offended by a gnome??????????
 
#8
They sure as hell wouldn't like the gnome belonging to my father in law that I "doctored" with some modelling clay and then repainted!

As far as I know, he's still the only Rastafarian gnome on Jersey, complete with a very impressive banana and a couple of plums in his wheelbarrow! :wink:
 
#10
Petriburg said:
They sure as hell wouldn't like the gnome belonging to my father in law that I "doctored" with some modelling clay and then repainted!

As far as I know, he's still the only Rastafarian gnome on Jersey, complete with a very impressive banana and a couple of plums in his wheelbarrow! :wink:
I didn't think you were gay, but this worries me.
 
#13
The only way it's likely to upset the neighbour's kids is the embarrassment of having her as a Mum. Can you imagine the ribbing they must be getting at school?
Where are 5Alpha and MDN when you need them?




Edited to add: Did she write to the Gnome Secretary?
 
#20
Surely if they've already been there for 15 years, some sort of habitual right must obtain. Or have I got it wrong again? Anyway, I'd have told 'em to piss up their kilt and take me to court.

MsG