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Your thoughts on "dibs"

For those of you that live in the city or visit and have to park there, what do you think about this whole "dibs" thing. I think it's ridiculous and makes the people living there look like rednecks.
I drove through there the other day and it hasn't snowed in 2 weeks, yet there were chairs, tables, pieces of cardboard, hell, I even saw a wheelchair taking up parking spots along the street. My freind was telling me on her block, if you tried to park your car in one of those "dibbed" spots, you'd probably have to get a tow truck to get your car out.


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Get out, throw the chairs on their lawn, and park.

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Get out, throw the chairs on their lawn, and park.


You wouldnt last long in the city Pete. It doesnt bother me since i have 4wd but I do understand why people do it. One day I will hook up my trailer and drive around the city of chicago collection everyones furniture they leave out in there spots. haha
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I think it's lame, but people get really pissy if you move their chairs.

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I hate the city or any community that is designed based on the city. Where it is bumper to bumper full of cars and no place to park.
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someone should make a sign like those wet floor signs and put "dibs" on it for people to use for their spots. would prob make some money lol i lived in the city as a kid and saving your spot was real important in the winter

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Get out, throw the chairs on their lawn, and park.
used to live on 42nd and union...
i have seen people move chairs and park... and what happened to their car a few minutes later

too look on the bright side.. they did let them keep the free cinderblock.. it was on the drivers seat.. you just had to clean up some glass (which was on all the seats... they broke all the windows out before they left their window breaking tool on the seat)

a bunch of people saw this happen.. and you know who did shit? nobody.
because that asshole broke the unwritten rule.


This was on the news last night... I told my father in law about it .. and he said "gangs" .. no. it wasn't gangs.. I knew the guy who did it.. he was mid 40's and a mechanic at the end of the block.. he wasn't in a gang... I still don't think my father in law believed me.. Pretty sure he knew better..
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Is "dibs" really the correct term for this lazy attempt to save a spot? Dibs is more about calling shit ahead of time like a chick or a bike before its even close to being in site.

I think its more along the lines of "saved/reserved".

The only thing worse that this desperate act is line-cutting/saving spots.
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If you went through the trouble of shoveling a spot you should be able to reserve it. I don't live on a very busy street and parking is usually available in front of my house whenever I want so I don't have to reserve a spot. I did shovel out a spot in front of my house for people that come over to park. I don't get upset if a neighbor parks there, but the lady across the street made it a point to tell me she was only dropping something off and was leaving in 5 minutes when she parked in the spot.

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Its fucking ghetto! Everyone should shovel the spot in front of their own house and that way the whole street would be clear. You would think that residents would want to improve their neighborhoods by making it nicer, if just a little bit. But no, they put some crappy lawn chair or empty garbage can in a spot that they haven't shoveled since the first snow of the season. Isn't the point to shovel the area and then try to save it? Ghetto lowlife fucks! The next thing they are going to do is start pissing and shitting in the parking area they want reserved, like animals.........i think dinosaurs used to shit on the carcass of the dead animal, you know to claim it as their kill
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I like dibs. He's a good guy. Why ya bringing his name up in this???





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used to live on 42nd and union...
i have seen people move chairs and park... and what happened to their car a few minutes later

too look on the bright side.. they did let them keep the free cinderblock.. it was on the drivers seat.. you just had to clean up some glass (which was on all the seats... they broke all the windows out before they left their window breaking tool on the seat)

a bunch of people saw this happen.. and you know who did shit? nobody.
because that asshole broke the unwritten rule.


This was on the news last night... I told my father in law about it .. and he said "gangs" .. no. it wasn't gangs.. I knew the guy who did it.. he was mid 40's and a mechanic at the end of the block.. he wasn't in a gang... I still don't think my father in law believed me.. Pretty sure he knew better..
I live not to far away from where you use to live and I have seen the same thing happen. This was dicussed on the the radio. Actually on the Loop with Johnnny B. One caller said that if he spent 1 hour shoveling out his spot he was putting chairs out. If someone moved them he would take his garden hose out and let it run till the car was froze solid. hahaha
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Move out to the suburbs with a corner lot. Ample parking for at least 6 cars around the house, not including the 2 in the driveway.

Only problem, when it rains, the water pools and the street becomes a lake.
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used to live on 42nd and union...
i have seen people move chairs and park... and what happened to their car a few minutes later

too look on the bright side.. they did let them keep the free cinderblock.. it was on the drivers seat.. you just had to clean up some glass (which was on all the seats... they broke all the windows out before they left their window breaking tool on the seat)

a bunch of people saw this happen.. and you know who did shit? nobody.
because that asshole broke the unwritten rule.


This was on the news last night... I told my father in law about it .. and he said "gangs" .. no. it wasn't gangs.. I knew the guy who did it.. he was mid 40's and a mechanic at the end of the block.. he wasn't in a gang... I still don't think my father in law believed me.. Pretty sure he knew better..
If some d-bag tried to pull that crap with me, I'd make it a point to drive to his spot every time it snows and sprinkle a box of drywall nails in his dibbed spot.


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If some d-bag tried to pull that crap with me, I'd make it a point to drive to his spot every time it snows and sprinkle a box of drywall nails in his dibbed spot.
That would be awesome!!
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I plowed through a little snow bank to get into a spot last night, I think someone was hiding something under the snow pile... got out of the car and the a/c condenser was hissing at me. lulz
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I plowed through a little snow bank to get into a spot last night, I think someone was hiding something under the snow pile... got out of the car and the a/c condenser was hissing at me. lulz
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Crap.

Stuff like this makes me wonder how anyone can actually enjoy living in the city.

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it shouldn't take hours to shovel one spot. i have done plenty of driveways by hand and a large one doesn't even take "hours" maybe 1 1/2 at most.

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Until your stuff if blocking a PUBLIC roadway.

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half of my neigborhood parking is still chairs as of today. Its rediculous 2 weeks later, but in general it has to be done otherwise you will be shoveling every day
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I think parking on residential streets should be restricted to the owners, relatives and friends of the property owner adjacent to the parking spots, ALL the time. There is NOTHING more frustrating than some jerkoff who works at the place down the street taking the spot in front of the place where you pay the taxes. Small pay-to-park lots should be constructed every couple of blocks on corner lots for the transients. The city might even generate some revenue. A side benefit might even be that some fat-ass city workers might lose a few pounds from the walking.j/k

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How about people in the neighboorhood shovel as a group and loose the every shoveler for himself philosophy.

And once the snow stops falling, there is no shoveling so move your junk.

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Until your stuff if blocking a PUBLIC roadway.

You ever actually live in the city and need to do this ?


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How about people in the neighboorhood shovel as a group and loose the every shoveler for himself philosophy.

And once the snow stops falling, there is no shoveling so move your junk.


yeah right.
That's just asking for a good chunk of the neighborhood to be free-riding parasites on the ones that will actually shovel. The amount of "back problems" will sky-rocket come snow-fall, but they'll still expect a place to park.

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