What with the snow, things have been getting kinda crazy with people saving parking spaces: in much of Boston, there’s a tradition of people ‘holding’ spaces they’ve shoveled out by placing something like a lawn chair in the spot. Fair enough, since shoveling is hard work–it is frustrating to shovel out a spot only to have someone else zip in and take it. This storm, however, some people decided to ‘reserve’ spots before they had done any shoveling. That’s a dick move, by the way.
This leads us to Commandante Atrios of Philadelphia, where apparently they have the same tradition:
South Philly “rules” dictate that if you shovel out a parking spot you get to claim it for… oh, who knows how long, by sticking a cone or a chair in the spot. I’m tempted to clean out a spot and stick a cone there even though I don’t have a car.
If someone decides to do that this winter, let me know how it works out…