More than a week since the Blizzard of 2011 dumped over 20 inches of snow in Chicago, residents are still saving their shoveled parking spaces with a wide array of used and discarded furniture. The practice, known here as “dibs,” had been outlawed in recent years. But last week the mayor and his administration indicated that the city would not enforce the law or collect the furniture used to save parking spaces.
Personally speaking, the saving of shoveled parking spaces with tacky furniture has always amused me. But it’s effective. This weekend, our city expects to reach temperatures above freezing for the first time in a couple weeks. While I’m happy the weather is getting warmer and the snow will be melting, there’s a part of me that will miss the choice selection of used furniture 🙂
Have a great weekend!
How about your neighborhood…if you live in a cold-weather city, do you see examples of dibs or know of other cities engaged in this practice?