7 weird things you can be fined for
In some towns, offenses that may seem trivial, like saggy pants, can cost you. These ordinances are some of the strangest.
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I’ve never been a big fan of saggy pants but I would also never want to live in a community that fines people for having bad taste and for being too stupid to know that they look like morons. Also I have to say that if I were ever fined for not mowing my lawn often enough I would take the whole thing out the next day and see how my neighbors like the look of dirt in place of a front lawn. As for the dog barking law I think it’s a great idea. I love dogs but I don’t think people should own them if they aren’t willing to put in the time to train them properly, particularly when it comes to barking for no reason.
It's specifically Monarch Butterflies that are protected in Pacific Grove, and for a very good reason: It's one of their wintering sites. On a sunny winter day, the air will be full of these beauties. When it's cold out, they fill the trees of their roosting groves like brown, orange, and black leaves.
That law was actually passed while I lived there, and was intended to keep gawkers from disturbing (or landowners from destroying) the roosting sites.
Not sure why this is a weird law. I would love to NOT hear dogs barking while I try to sleep or even during the day while I'm working.
If you want a dog you should be responsible to TRAIN it if you want to keep it. If you don't have the time for a dog you shouldn't own one as that is not only cruel to your neighbors but the poor dog as well.
Some of these I can see why the laws were put into effect. The dog barking I do not agree with, yes you need to spend a lot of time with your dog and train them but some dogs have separation anxiety and will bark all day because of being home alone all day, that is the owners fault. It is good a dog barks, for security reasons, they let you know who is around and if someone is on your property.
What I find annoying and people should be fined for is having a screaming kid that will not shut up and the parents just do nothing about it. Take your kid out of the restaurant or store and calm him down and if that does not work than you go home and next time you go out in public leave the kid behind with a sitter if he cannot behave. Just like an animal you need to train your kid to behave. That is what I am sick of.
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Homeowners associations ban them and environmentalists love them. All that aside, though, a clothesline saves you money.