AM I wrong?

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    I go so irritated when I see neighborhood children traipse through my yard as if they owned it, to access a shortcut to another street. The long way around is barely a few more steps (not even 1/2 block). I will admit my yard it isn't the prettiest yard, but is it not rude for them to do this? When I see them, and turn them around the other way, the act like I'm inconveniencing them!!

    I've seen them ride bikes through the yard, and I've also seen ATV tracks in the yard during the winter months when it snowed.

    What are parents teaching their children these days? When did parents stop teaching children common decency and respect for other people's things?

    ARGH!!!!!!!! End of rant.
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    Get Off My Lawn
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:38 PM GMT
    Get a dog or eat the children yourself.
  • Delivis

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    Run on yards, ride bikes on them, play sports on them, trample them. That is what they are there for. I never understood the mentality that some people have who treat their lawns like children, something meant to be protected, kept pristine, perfect, out of harm, for aesthetic pleasure. So strange.
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    I know what you mean. It's kind of like people who make the bed, flush the toilet, take out the garbage, brush their teeth. I mean, it's really stupid and stuff. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    Try land mines.icon_biggrin.gif
  • styrgan

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    I think the solution you may be looking for is called a fence.

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    roses
    cactus
    something with lots of thorns that will thrive in your climate
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidTry land mines.icon_biggrin.gif
    I was thinking bear traps, but if the mines were strong enough it might make cleanup easier. icon_twisted.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 02, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    An electric fence topped with razorwire....
    Ah, i just love children.....
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    Jun 02, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, a car drove down from the house behind us across our back yard, passed the side of the house, and out the front yard ... icon_eek.gif

    My dad put an easy fence of metal stakes and thin wire acrossed the back property line.

    A tree grew up over the years and engulfed one of the stakes. The fence has been long gone but that stake persevered until that tree started to uproot a couple of years ago. I have saved a cross section of the tree trunk to make into a table top.

    Anyway....to your problem...

    either contact the kids parents...

    or call the police....

    or put up some sort of obstruction/fence to prevent their trespassing.

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    Jun 02, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidAn electric fence topped with razorwire....
    Ah, i just love children.....


    Kids aren't so bad.
    ...if you slow cook them and use enough salt.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    Start getting the paper in bikini underwear.
    Make sure the whole neighborhood can see you.

    /Parents will do the rest.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    DCEric saidStart getting the paper in bikini underwear.
    Make sure the whole neighborhood can see you.

    /Parents will do the rest.


    HA! icon_lol.gif

    If you hate it so much, get a fence.
  • EricLA

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    Sounds you should MacGyver up some booby traps!
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    Jun 03, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Well down in Texas they shoot kids dead whom they suspect may be trespassing. You need to move down there.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    If you lived in Texas you could shoot them.
  • calibro

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    have you considered a moat? and perhaps crocodiles, sharks, or bruce vilanch in that moat.
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    Jun 03, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    DCEric saidStart getting the paper in bikini underwear.
    Make sure the whole neighborhood can see you.

    /Parents will do the rest.


    WIN ... icon_lol.gif
  • styrgan

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    Jun 03, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    calibro saidhave you considered a moat? and perhaps crocodiles, sharks, or bruce vilanch in that moat.


    I think a Doberman Pinscher would be less costly and more effective.

    My family had one when I was a kid, and he gave our next door neighbor 23 stitches.

    Oh...

    Piece of legal advice: Make sure you have a sign that says, "Beware of Dog"
  • calibro

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    styrgan said
    Oh...

    Piece of legal advice: Make sure you have a sign that says, "Beware of Dog"


    as opposed to, "Free Cookies!"?
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    _chuck_ saidroses
    cactus
    something with lots of thorns that will thrive in your climate


    i was going to suggest yucca
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    I think you could have the doberman and the "Beware of Dog" and "Free cookies" signage. They are enticed, warned, confused, and possibly bitten all at the same time.
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    BradySF saidI think you could have the doberman and the "Beware of Dog" and "Free cookies" signage. They are enticed, warned, confused, and possibly bitten all at the same time.



    sounds like the last date i went on.
  • calibro

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    Jun 03, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    dancerjack said
    BradySF saidI think you could have the doberman and the "Beware of Dog" and "Free cookies" signage. They are enticed, warned, confused, and possibly bitten all at the same time.



    sounds like the last date i went on.


    i didn't think i was that bad... icon_rolleyes.gif