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2.14.2011



My Mom just gave me this magazine clipping over the weekend. (Click the photo so you can read it better). I laughed so hard. She knows I've been really upset lately about all the cones and chairs claiming parking places (and I don't even have a car!) so she thought this would make me laugh. I'm sure if you live a city you can relate!

7 comments:

Anastasia said...

Hilarious, but this chair/cone thing would never fly in NY.

julia said...

That's so funny - I wonder then if it's just a Boston thing?

People can be really territorial here, especially with parking spaces that they dig out after a snow storm. I just saw it's "legal" to claim a spot for up to 48 after a storm, but after that you can't "claim it". The thing is people here claim them for way after 48 hours, try, 2 weeks!

jennifer said...

hah, the charlestown folding chair with cinder block is totally philly's style too. i thought that this was practiced in cities up and down the I-95 corridor.

people get really territorial about it in philly too. i really hate it, but end up doing it myself because if i didn't, i'd have nowhere to park! if nobody claimed their shoveled out space, then there wouldn't be a problem to begin with! sigh.

jen said...

Dibs! It's SO major in Chicago that the city actually released a special dibs statement okaying them after the blizzard, usually they just pretend it's not happening. I had no idea other cities did this as well. Huffington post has a great slideshow of weird Chicago dibs [http://huff.to/eToBBo ]. Luckily it isn't really a problem in my neighborhood!

quiettown said...

that's funny. I learned about the whole saving yourself a parking spot by using whatever was in your house several years ago from my cousin who had lived in Philadelphia. before then I had never heard of such a thing.

Dawn said...

Please thank your mom for me! I lived in Jamaica Plain for 6 years (moved to Glasgow, Scotland in October) and this made me laugh so hard. Can't even imagine what parking-chair kingdoms have been carved out on my old street this winter.

tastymoog said...

it's terrible in philly, where some do this *year-round*, not just in snow. i don't have a car either, and i move cones/trash cans/chairs whenever i see them in my neighborhood. these are public streets, no one is entitled to a spot right in front of their house (even if they shoveled!).