When 65-year-old grandmother Rozamund Perrin, from a village called Stokeinteignhead in Devon, hung her underwear – black frilly ones – out on her line to dry, she didn't think anything of it.
However, mere hours later she came home to find said underwear had been shoved through her letter box, accompanied by a disgruntled note, which her daughter Charlotte Wilkinson posted on Facebook:
The note (typos included) reads:
It is total inapropiate for this type of garment to be displayed opposite the village primary school. There are member of this community that would welcome a halting of this.
Yes, apparently Perrin’s underwear was too naughty to be hung out to dry. In public. Where children can see.
The unnamed complainant was offended by the "inapropiate" underwear which could be seen by primary school children.
Because clean underwear is offensive to children's eyes.
While the ridiculous nature of the note was not lost on Perrin, she was also aware that someone had gone to a lot of trouble to remove her underwear from the line. She told the Exeter Express and Echo:
What is annoying is someone has come in, gone through the gate and pushed it through the door.
Wilkinson lamented the 'small minded' nature of the population (700) of the village:
Seriously the small minded, prudishness of this village is UNBELIEVABLE!! My mum found this note & her knickers posted through the door this morn ....didn't know there was a law against hanging your knickers on the line?? The prude can't spell either.
Thankfully, the good people of Facebook are standing with her...
The post has been shared almost 500 times in less than two days.
indy100 has contacted Stokeinteignhead parish council for comment.