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I live in a fairly remote area that attracts a lot of tourists due to a nearby popular hiking trail. My place has 4 units. Two are Airbnb type rentals and two are permanent residences. Mine is one of the permanent ones. We have a lot of problems with tourists using our parking for turning around, looking up directions, or just trying to park and leave their cars while they go hike. There is a large parking area for tourists by the trailhead. Our parking area is a large, open area. This is private property and there are signs posted.
I have 3 friendly dogs and the other permanent resident has 2. We very rarely leash any of them. We just let the out and supervise their running and playing. I will leash them if on of the Airbnb guests has an issue with dogs.
So I go to let my dogs out this afternoon and there is someone out in our parking area, messing with his snow chains. He has a kid (around 9-10 years old) with him.
Me (M): Are you visiting someone here?
I get no response, so I ask again. Still no response. So I start playing frisbee with one of my dogs.
Tourist (T): Can you please leash your dogs? We are afraid.
M: Are you visiting someone here?
T: No, I’m just stopped to take the chains off.
M: Then, no, I’m not leashing my dogs.
T: We are afraid of dogs.
M: This is MY home. My dogs are on my private property.
Tourist gives me a dirty look but doesn’t say anything. He finishes taking his snow chains off and is getting ready to leave.
T (with a rude tone): I’m sorry I asked you to leash your dogs. We’re just allergic and afraid.
M: You are on private property and are trespassing. My dogs have a right to be here, on their property. Maybe you should have thought about that before saying something.
He didn’t say anything else and left a few minutes later.
I posted about the incident on my Facebook and someone said I was rude for not accommodating. I think I’m in the right because it’s my property and this guy had no right to be here and was trespassing. So, users of Reddit, AITA?
Edit to add a few things. Info: 1. The local laws are that dogs must be “under control” at all times, meaning leashed, tethered, fenced, or voice commands. My dogs are all trained to obey voice commands. 2. Public parking areas are available less than half a mile in either direction. 3. He was fully in my driveway with room to put at least 2 vehicles between him and the entrance.
Also, I could and would have been nicer... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, a friend of mine came to me with a letter saying that the state of PA owed him $1,100, and that the sender would collect the money for him and then charge him a 15% fee after he’s received it. I’m a lawyer who handles consumer fraud, so he wanted to know whether it’s legit.
As it happens, it was half legit. Every state in the country maintains an unclaimed property program, where deposits, interest, etc can be deposited when the person who owes it can’t find the payee. The letter he received was legit, in that the company would have given him the money, but he has no reason to pay them the fee - he could just go to the state’s site and claim the funds easily and for free.
Also, out of curiosity, I looked on the site and found $89.92 owed to me by New York State, and just got the check in the mail.
Thought I’d post this in case anyone came upon this type of thing, and also so that everyone can check to see if they’re entitled to free $$.
Three months ago, my wife and I bought my parents' property. There are two houses on the property, one that my parents lived in and the other is a smaller house that my parents used to to rent out. When we bought the property, we moved into my parents' house and my parents moved into the smaller one. The houses are far back off the road. When you come down the driveway, you come to our house first and then my parents' house is further back.
The problem that we are having is that people, including my siblings like to speed down the driveway. Its a curvy driveway with pine trees lining it, so the visibility is restricted. Our worry is that someone would hit our kids when they are riding their bikes or would crash into us or someone else as they drive down the drive way. We put up a sign that says "Children at play. Speed limit 5mph", which has been very effective except for when it comes to two of my brothers and one of my SILs. So, I put in a speed bump. That did the trick, although my brothers and SIL threw a fit.
Last month I was outside and saw my brother and SIL leaving my parents' house. They apparently didn't see me. My kids has some toys in our yard and my SIL (who was driving) drove into our yard and ran over the toys, breaking them. They then proceeded to laugh their heads off. They got back onto the driveway and that's when they noticed me. I texted my brother and he admitted that they did it because they are ticked about the speed bump. I ended up banning them from the property.
My mom asked me the other day if I would rethink our decision because she misses the grandkids coming over. So I called my brother and told him that he could come onto the property again but he had to park his car at the road and walk up. He angrily refused. My mom wants me to let him drive up but I honestly don't trust him or SIL. But at the same time, I feel bad because it's my mom and dad who are also being punished. So am I being the TA here?
This way we can play and enjoy the game we love without having to worry about interference from Nintendo. If the streaming of the IP is the issue, let's just remove that. After all, we don't need to actually play as Fox or Pikachu. It's the gameplay that is the important part.
^([I'm not seriously suggesting this as an actual resolution, just having a giggle. #FreeMelee])
I earn around 100k a year and have saved enough to put down a 20% downpayment for a 800k property. Except I don't really feel as though I want to make a purchase given what it'll get me.
800k is enough to get me a two to three decade old two bedder in the inner city suburbs. That's about it. No house and no backyard. Place will be okay by myself but god forbid if I want kids or a larger dog - suddenly everything will be way too cramped. I can buy something further away from the CBD - sure - but my company doesn't do WfH and even places that are 30-40 minutes down the train line aren't that much cheaper...especially if you want a suburb which is relatively safe and modern.
Its just...not worth it I feel. Don't get me wrong - Sydney is a big city in a developed country. But its not exactly NYC or London - yet the house prices are comparable. Why is that? I just feel its not worth it to get myself into a 20-30 year loan for a property that is most likely older than I am. Like you save and you scrooge and you work your butt off but what do you have to show for it?
I don't know - the whole thing makes me depressed.
Edit: Here guys, I moved the edit to the top of the post so you'll actually read it. Also, how long it's been legal is completely irrelvant to the post. It's legal. I was just trying to point out its also pretty destigmatized here. **When i say weed legal, i mean it's been available medically. Recreationally it was legalized 8 years ago. **
I(22M) live in Colorado, which I'm sure most of you know has been a weed-legal state my whole life, if not longer.
I live in a condo complex, which has a shared park/courtyard type area. Every unit has a little porch space on it, and some of them (mine included) face that area. I occasionally like to smoke a joint on my porch, which is allowed as long as my upstairs neighbor doesn't complain about smoke drifting up to their porch.
So basically, I'm sitting there smoking, and a couple kids like 8-10 walk by. I kind of put it down, out of view, as I often do when people walk by, out of respect. It's allowed but i don't necessarily wanna be puffing and blowing smoke at people while they walk by. They pass and I think nothing of it.
Later, a woman, one of their mothers I assume, comes to my door and tears me a new one for "exposing" her son to "drugs" She calls me irresponsible, a POS, says she hopes I never have kids. I argue that I am of age to legally consume marijuana and that it was no different than if they had seen me drinking a beer or smoking a cigarette, on MY property with no rules disallowing it, no less. She literally said "fuck you, asshole" and walked off. So AITA?
Edit 2: my porch is fenced in. It's a wooden fence that goes past my head when I sit down
One day back in August, I ordered my lunch from Postmates. While the delivery driver was backing out of my driveway, he hit my neighbor’s truck- totaling it. He then drove away. I immediately contacted my neighbors and explained what happened. The best part is that my neighbor’s home security system caught it all on video. The police were called and Postmates was contacted. The company was uncooperative with the police, causing my neighbors to understandably get a lawyer involved. Today, I received a letter in the mail from their lawyer stating that not only are the company and the driver liable, but I am also at fault. Their reasoning behind this is that I “invited” the driver onto my property. They demanded $7,500 from me. After talking with my neighbor, they have agreed that this is not okay. I suppose this post is more of a rant than anything, as I don’t think that this accusation could possibly last. Is there anything I should be aware of when it comes to a situation like this? Is there any way that I am actually liable? I am located in Oklahoma.
Hey Adelaide, the RSPCA is currently trying to get some signatures to help pass a bill to allow pets in rental properties.
I know as someone that is an animal lover and also suffering from mental health issues, having a pet could make a huge difference to my life and I know a lot of people would be in the same boat. I don't think pet ownership should just be for people that are able to own houses, or the get their hands on the few rental properties in Adelaide.
There is also safeguards for landlords in this bill.
This could also help ease the burden on shelters with more people being able to adopt pets.
Thanks in advance everyone that signs, and sorry if this is all jacked up I'm mosting from mobile. 🐕🐈🐈⬛🐩🐇🐀🐕🦺🦮🐓🐐🦙🐦
EDIT: Thanks for anyone who signed it. Probs not going to reply to anymore stuff because people are getting kinda shitty and I'm getting too emotional. It's a bill, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. You don't agree okay no worries. Stop telling people to just buy their own house like it's something achievable for every person to do. 🙏
It’s very interesting to see these people in real life (I’m extremely fortunate to not have any friends/family/loved ones wrapped up in this bullshit). Most of them are older and appear pretty manic (especially in the eyes), but what especially gets me is that a lot of them seem like very vulnerable people who have essentially lost their minds due to the stress of the pandemic.
To be honest, reading all of the posts and horror stories in this subreddit makes me wonder how many of the people I’ve seen here are the specific people being mentioned in all of your experiences.
Does anyone here have a Q family member/loved one who traveled to DC for the “rally”?