I was doing some cleaning this morning and heard a knock at the door. When I answered there was an older lady there. She said that she'd noticed we had some little yellow plums on the tree out the front of our house and would it be OK if she took some. I said that she was welcome to take some, thinking she would just take a couple of handfuls, and went back to my cleaning.
About five minutes later I noticed she was still out there, reaching over the neighbour's fence to get the ones she couldn't get from the footpath. A few minutes later I looked out again and she was still there, and then I noticed she had someone helping her and they both had plastic bags and were plucking plums as fast as they could. Then I realised there were hardly any plums left on the tree. At that stage I opened the window and said "Excuse me! I said 'some', not strip the tree bare!". They quickly gathered their things and left, and I stomped around the house for a few minutes afterwards, muttering about the cheek of some people.