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I’m sick of people using my driveway as a turnaround.

I live in a town where a lot of people commute to the city on a train for work. I live right near the train station, which is really convenient, but for some reason people think my driveway is an extension of the parking lot, and they’re always turning around in it, or stopping at the end of my driveway outside my house to talk on the phone, change their tie, whatever. It’s very annoying. I’ve thought about putting a rope across the end of the driveway, but then I would have to walk down and unhook it every time I left the house or came home. What can I do to get people to stop pulling into my driveway?

On the edge of your yard, put a bloody head on a pole with a big sign underneath that says, THIS GUY DARED USE MY DRIVEWAY AS A TURNAROUND. Don’t use a real head; one from a Halloween store will do.

Or you could get a gun (real or fake, whichever) and run outside every time someone pulls in and start screaming madly that you’ll put a bullet between their eyes. I bet people on the train will start talking and eventually the rumor mill will help you scare everyone off.

Or you could get a fake baby and put it at the bottom of your driveway where people won’t see it (don’t use a real baby for this one) and then when they run over it, come outside and scare the bejesus out of them by freaking out and carrying on about how they ran over your baby.

Or, since you live in this town and these are presumably your neighbors and people in your community and you want to make friends, not scare people, you could do one of two things: get over it, or get an electronic gate that opens with a garage door opener-type of clicker, and install it at the end of your driveway.

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