The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.
1) Ask Curbed: Scientologists Won't Get Off My Porch "Of course your porch is private property. In some cases, the property line goes to the middle of the street and then there is a "right of way" allowing people to use the street and/or sidewalk to cross the property. By renting property, you have almost all of the rights of a home owner (except you cannot sell it) so you are well within your rights to demand them off of your porch. Only you and the other tenants have a "right" to the porch."
2) Fur For Sale: The Lost Pets of the MLS "I didn't realize it but that black calico cat was actually the owner of the property. Let me tell you, the negotiations were tough, we went through several bowls of kibble while we ironed out the details."
3) So Now We're Amish "I blame drivers who don't realize they are part of a flow. The ones -- male and female, rich and poor, native and non-native -- who fail to comprehend that it's A) not only about what THEY want and where THEY want to go; B) their self/net worth or the value of their automobile is immaterial in traffic and C) those turn signals are there for a reason. And that's just for starters."