Tired of delivery drivers not finding his house, a resident of Rancho Santa Margarita in California named "Bob" decided to take matters into his own hands: he put up a traffic sign, telling them where to find "Bob's House."
Unfortunately, the city of Rancho Santa Margarita had to take it down, though they did have a good sense of humor about it. They even offered to give it back, should "Bob" decide to claim it.
The city posted this on its Facebook page:
We regret the inconvenience that motorists will no longer be able to find your house by way of a directional sign, and it is most unfortunate if they unknowingly travel the entire City in search of your home. Gone are the days of the Thomas Guide, and let’s face it, every GPS system has its glitches. We completely understand your efforts and money to order and buy a sign that meets all of the Department of Transportation standards and guidelines so that those Amazon delivery trucks, party guests, and curious motorists find “Bob’s House”. It could have been a new destination to rival In-N-Out, and for that, we are very sorry to so abruptly remove the sign that, well, is just not legally permitted. We do hope you took a photo of it. If not, we have one we can share with you. In any event, your sign may be retrieved at City Hall during normal business hours – no questions asked. It may make a nice wall hanging in your office or rec room and certainly a good story for your guests and Amazon deliveries that get lost or don’t quite make it on time.