by LUCY ORMONDE
My Nanna isn’t the marijuana type. Not as far as I know, anyway. Dope is the word she calls my Grandpa when he confuses the dryer with the washing machine. And if Gran spots a weed in the garden it’s ripped out quicker than you can say ‘Tally-Ho.’
I’m guessing the same probably can’t be said for this elderly couple in the UK. They’ve just been busted by the police for growing a GIANT CANNABIS PLANT in the backyard of their country home. Oh boy.
UK press reports:
Police who seized the bush in a drugs bust at the couple’s Bedford home on Friday and said it was the biggest they had seen.
After the drugs raid Bedfordshire Police took to Twitter to comment their find and posted a photo of the bush growing in what looks like an ordinary suburban garden.
The tweet from Bedford Borough’s local policing team read: ‘Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully-biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!’
Apparently the couple weren’t aware that the plant they’d bought at a car boot sale a few weeks ago was actually a cannabis plant. (I’m guessing they also didn’t know why their grandkids wanted to visit so often either.)
So you can imagine the look on their faces when the police walked in and told them the plant they were growing effectively made them criminals.
Embarrassing? Sure. But they’re not alone. I have one friend whose mum thought ‘wanker’ was a compliment and only realised after she’d used it in a sentence. MORE THAN ONCE.
As for Grandma and Grandpa Ganja, the police recognised the couple had made a mistake and no charges were laid.
The plant, however, was seized and destroyed. Which was probably for the best because, let’s face it, nobody likes it when Nanna’s stoned. She eats all the Cheezels.
Would your grandparents know a pot plant if they saw one? What’s the most embarrassing thing you, your parents or your grandparents have ever done?