Monday, February 14, 2011
Chicago Parking Dibs: Better with Ice Cream!
Photo details: Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm lens, 1/1000sec at f8, ISO200
If you're not from Chicago, let me introduce you to a tradition we call "dibs"-- it's the system by which people "reserve" shoveled out parking spots by placing chairs, tables, or other random household objects in the street. My favorite is children's toys. This usually happens in the dead of winter after a large snowstorm such as Chicago's snowpocalypse. Of course, there's no legal precedent for this and no reason why anyone should honor someone else's dibs, yet surprisingly, most people do.
It's a tradition that draws a heated debate every winter, and there's even an advocacy group against it, called Chair Free Chicago. I've always just found it amusing.
This winter I decided to increase my Dibs amusement by adding a tasty ice cream snack to one of my neighbors parking spots. Reserved parking has never been more delicious!
Photo details: Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm lens, 1/800sec at f8, ISO200
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