I decided to install Dr. Garth Goode's new Fantastic Force Field for home protection - keeping out the scamps, Mainlanders, and such.*
Unfortunately, the field is active on either side, creating a similarly impenetrable barrier against those wishing to leave the premises.
Fortunately, I have an ample stock of absinthe and crackers in the larder. I'm sure someone will wander by one of these days and turn off the field.
*Not really. I don't care who wanders in when I'm not there. Bring a friend and a six-pack! Just clean up after yourselves.
**Well, impenetrable, except for the opening on either side, allowing one to simply walk around it.