I live 4 doors down from a bar. These are row houses. In other words, I live about 70 feet from a bar. When I moved in here, it was a quiet old-man bar. Now it is a noisy bar that appeals to younger patrons. They’re old enough to drink, but put-politely – they drink more than they should. And quite a few of them drive to the bar. It’s noisier than many other bars not far from my home, and they like it that way.
I do not like the noise.
When the bar lets out, I am often wakened by noisy drunks fighting under my windows. But they eventually go on their way, and I get back to sleep.
Sometimes, they take their drunken anger out on the plants in my window boxes and tear them to shreds.
The last time this happened I came up with a plan to stop them. I looked up frost-proof cactus on the web. The mere sight of those thorns should prevent them from attacking. I have a porch light and I keep it on. There will be no excuses that they didn’t see those sharp defenses. And if they attack anyway – maybe the pain will teach them not to go killing innocent plants.