Innkeeper parking sign

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Anyone have a sign for their parking space? Going to one car and I don't want to come back and find my spot taken. I need to park next to MY door to haul stuff in the house.

 

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I would try the orange cones!

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Unfortunately signs may be read but generally not followed.  I have a mobile Guest Parking sign that I shuffle around for new arriving guests.  DH does not comprehend these.  He is the No.1 offender and parks there. !!!! Our "Danger - falling coconuts"  is a winner most times for our bays.  Any spot that is dangerous to park in or is obstructed has more chance of success.

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"Danger! Falling coconuts!"  Perfect! That's my sign!

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Option 1:

No Parking.
Not for 5 minutes.
Not for 30 seconds.
Don't even think it!

Option 2: 

Caution - No Parking
Beware of tire spikes

Option 3:

No Parking.
Cars will be towed, crushed and melted.

Option 4:

Parking for the Innkeeper Only.
Remember, we cook your breakfast.
You may not want to anger us!

Option 5:

No Parking
(We have permanent markers....)

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I love  number 4 . What a hoot. !!!! You have a gift for words.

Thanks for making my day a bit brighter.  It reached  35 c today . My kitchen with AC on was in the 40sC.  tomorrow is not any better. This is more like weather we get in Aug. tomorrow it going to be hotter.  

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Come on, y'all. You know these can't work!

"Reserved for Owner" = "Look honey. The owner has reserved this space just for guests of the inn."

PRIVATE NO PARKING = "We'll park here. Nobody can park in this spot except registered guests of the inn."

"Violators will be towed at owner's expense" = "Good! They'll tow away anybody except registered guests of the inn."

2 orange cones are best ... plus a rope and a sign = "GREAT! They've marked off that spot just for us! This is a great place to stay!"

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 2 orange cones are best ... plus a rope and a sign ... i do like the sink hole warning ... or maybe 'septic system below' or something to indicate their car would be in danger of sinking into ... well, you know. 

actually, one place i work has a preschool and we constantly battle with the teachers NOT to park in the space marked out by x's because there is a tank underneath that space and not much else.  they remove the cones, ignore the signs and the markings on the pavement ... because it's so close to the entrance.  unreal.  walk, people! so we got the heavy orange barrels, two of them, not the flexible weighted ones, and strung a rope across.  not the most attractive option but they don't like to move those. 

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And add to this "Violators will be towed at owner's expense".  Really, I just do not see where anyone could misunderstand this.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Think that will work better in the parking lot than it does on the door of the OQ?

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Dang. Everyone is right. It doesn't matter what we put on the sign.

We were thinking "Reserved for employee of the month".

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Whatever you decide for the sign, I'd suggest you put a parking cone in the middle of the space to reinforce the sign

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Have the sign say - DANGER - Sinkhole area   And make it a sign on a pole, not on the pavement

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"Reserved for Owner".  Would that work?  Pretty straight forward, but as Arks said...nothing is fool-proof!

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It's the wording that needs thought. If you put "innkeeper parking only" on the sign, they won't know what the word innkeeper means, will just read it as "inn parking only" and park there.

Frankly, as you know, nothing you come up with will be completely successful.

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Absolutely! Why not just paint one on the blacktop? You should have a reserved space.Smiling

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EmptyNest wrote:

Absolutely! Why not just paint one on the blacktop? You should have a reserved space.Smiling

No one sees the lines painted on the driveway for the parking spaces, why would they see a sign painted there? Eye-wink

Actually, I thought about x'ing out the space like regular parking lots do. We have the paint.

Won't work in the winter, tho, when the snow covers the ground.

Dh found a company that will put anything you want on a sign. He might just go with them.

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Oh yeah..forgot about winter. Then a stand up sign it is then. 

How about " Don't even think about parking here!" Owner Parking

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