I know you're shocked, but first let me explain something..........
When we lived in England we lived in the countryside and if we wanted rocks for the garden we would go to the nearest field and find a rock. We would have never dreamt in a month of Sunday's of going out and buying rocks.
Fast forward to moving to Canada and going to a garden centre and discovering at the garden centre that rocks are sold by the pound, excuse me, you have to buy rocks????
So we, meaning dh, has been putting boards on the bottom of the fence to keep out the wildlife, like rabbits out of our garden. They can still get in at a couple of places, so I decided in these places that a big rock would be good.
So we went out today and on the way home we passed a subdivision being built, so called in there and went rock picking. They had a couple of model homes on this subdivision and as there were some lots we had taken a fancy to we decided to call in and take a look.
So in we walk and the woman says, were you stealing rocks.....we say um yes, but they don't really belong to anyone do they? Okay I told "John" that was what you were taking, and that's fine, she says. He thought you were stealing the wood.....I say why would anyone steal the wood? She says because they do?
So we go and look at the house plans in the next room, and we hear her say to "John" the police are on the phone, "John" says why, and she says well you told me to call them???? Me and dh just look at one another and shrug. So "John" gets on the phone with the police and that is that.
Now to be fair they didn't say they had called the police on us, but there's a good chance that is what they did!!!!!
You know what the strange thing is I don't feel guilty, should I? They were just lying there amongst the soil. Anyone could have taken them and they are just a nuisance for the builders? Oh well you live and learn I suppose, but we did save ourselves at least $20 or $30 by picking our own rocks......
Oh, and here are photo's of the "stolen" rocks.....