Funny Parking Dibs


Funny Parking Dibs

I’ve blogged about “dibs” before, and couldn’t resist this follow up post. The has run an article and photo series of some of the items Chicago residents use to mark their parking spots. During the cold winter months, they dig out parking and then try to save it for their own use. The practice functions on the basic premise that if you work hard for something, it belongs to you, even though you can’t really own public parking spots.

Dibs are therefore an earthly prize for a virtuous existence — with some caveats. For example, after the snow from one blizzard melts, all dibs are void. And the purest dibs are earned only through sweat and cathartic swearing.

Of the entertaining items photographed and shared in the article, I was most tickled by the dining room table, knight in shining armor and the toy car. Desperate times call for creative measures. See the photos here.

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