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Using chairs to hold parking spaces

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gladhands, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    I understand that a lot of labor goes into digging out a parking space, and that the placeholders are used to guarantee the person who did the work a place to park. That's said, if it's been more than two to three days since the last snowfall, you lose those rights. Also, If you're holding a space, but haven't shoveled your sidewalk, I'm moving your chair.
     


  2. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    I think people should be ticketed for leaving chairs in the street, the same way people get ticketed for any type of garbage.
     


  3. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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    I understand that a lot of labor goes into digging out a parking space, and that the placeholders are used to guarantee the person who did the work a place to park. That's said, if it's been more than two to three days since the last snowfall, you lose those rights. Also, If you're holding a space, but haven't shoveled your sidewalk, I'm moving your chair.

    You must live in Southie. Good luck with moving someone's placeholder. My advice is to get drunk and then go up and down your street and throw them all away. Moving someone's placeholder and then parking your car (especially if it is foreign) there is an open invitation to get: keyed, tires slashed, or the best I have heard is they just cover your car with snow.
     


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    I certainly agree with what you're saying. It's hard to reason with the unreasonable, though. I've seen some ugly consequences of chair removal.
     


  5. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    wait, so dudes will put a chair in a parking spot on the street?

    Fuck your cities suck.
     


  6. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    wait, so dudes will put a chair in a parking spot on the street?

    Fuck your cities suck.


    I can't believe I'm actually typing this, but I agree with Ed - this is ridiculous. I've heard of people doing such things, but I didn't realize it was widespread. What a stupid, stupid practice.
     


  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    wait, so dudes will put a chair in a parking spot on the street?

    Fuck your cities suck.


    +1. I would have a collection of chairs in my basement!!!
     


  8. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    You must live in Southie. Good luck with moving someone's placeholder. My advice is to get drunk and then go up and down your street and throw them all away. Moving someone's placeholder and then parking your car (especially if it is foreign) there is an open invitation to get: keyed, tires slashed, or the best I have heard is they just cover your car with snow.

    Not Southie. I'm an area where the tradition is far less entrenched, but not unheard of. I respect the first 48hrs after the storm, if and only if you shovel your sidewalk.
     


  9. Logan

    Logan Senior member

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    +1. I would have a collection of chairs in my basement!!!

    +1
     


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    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10041...#ixzz1Ck0X0E3U
     


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    robin Senior member

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    West24 Senior member

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    ie never heard of this before in my life. lol wtf?
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    The simple answer here is to get the psycho snow plow guy to show these bitches what's for.
     


  14. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    ie never heard of this before in my life. lol wtf?

    Verrrrry common in Chicago.
     


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    Reggs Senior member

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    I only heard about this on another forum a few months ago. It's so strange.
     


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