Do you feel that you OWN your front lawn? (plus a story)
I told my dog to sit, lay down, roll over, and talk, (in front of him) and then I asked him if his children listen to him as well as my dog listens to me? I asked him if his children are trained to look out for shit when they walk on the front lawn. Now that was a bit aggressive, so I said to him next, exact words:
"Hey, I apologize as coming across as rude, but you're attacking me for no reason. First, you don't own the land you are telling me to stop at, but i'll move because you asked me to. Just a tip, if you continue to talk down on people like you did to me, they're purposely bring their dogs over here. Just something to think about."
Then as he's distracted at me, cars are waiting because one of his untrained children has decided to play in the street.
So back to the question at hand - how much control do you feel you have over your front lawn? For myself, I feel it's mine as in I get to look at it, and landscape & garden it. But I can't control who steps on it, or who plays on it, like this guy thinks he does. He doesn't like pets on his lawn, I get it. But kids all the time are walking on my lawn after school, and people are always stopping with their pets there too. That's what happens in a community, no?