Calling Dibs


Whenever a big snowfall happens in Chicago, the parking spaces along the curb get overrun with snow. If you walk down almost any block in the city when this happens, you’ll see parking spots being “saved” by an assortment of chairs, crates, traffic cones, children’s toys, and anything else that happens to be available.

The message this sends is that whoever put those things out has the right to move them and park in the space, but nobody else does. It’s childish and anti-social–for the record I wish it would go away–but it’s the unofficial law of the jungle around here.

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