I have seen something different this winter -- dibs without the sweat equity. People just pulling their 4-wheel drive vehicles out of a space without shoveling, and then sticking a chair in the spot where their car was. Not good dibs manners, in my opinion.
Last night I was walking down Sunnyside and there were heaps of trash everywhere (dibs items) between Kimball up until Central Park- it was so ugly and embarrassing, I can’t believe some people are okay with this. I was... actually shocked. Anybody else see this stretch? Man...
I'm particularly offended when the "dibs" spot is in front of MY house and the junk is not mine (this is not something I would ever do). Then, to make matters worse, when they park in their special spot, they put the junk on the parkway in front of MY house! If I want to display junk in front of my house, I'm perfectly capable of supplying my own.
Just came home from work. Haven't used my dibs (2 lawn chairs) since the big snow we got last week but apparently, someone came by and swiped them all??? Was there some kind of "move it or lose it" policy in place that I'm unaware of? Would have been nice to not completely lose 2 of my perfectly fine lawn chairs!
...that you left laying around your front yard for a week. It never ceases to amaze me that a group of people (dibbers) that purport to be so hardworking by shoveling out parking sports for hours and hours and hours can't pick up after themselves after the snow is gone.
You said your chairs have been out there since you took a spot for a day. That storm was over a week ago. Maybe I'm missing something but the point is, pick up after yourself, it's not a concept that requires much enlightenment.
The vast majority of the block on both sides still had dibs markers placed on their lawns in front of their respective vehicles (and they, too, appear to have all been taken as well). But it's ok, tell me what I'm doing wrong if you find joy in that sort of thing. I lost 2 lawn chairs - it's not the end of the world, I'd just have preferred to be aware that was coming.
I'm just curious what you consider to be an appropriate amount of time to keep garbage sitting in the parkway? We haven't had significant snowfall in over a week. This is what a lot of people hate about dibs. The rest of us have to look at chairs, buckets, pieces of wood laying around until May. And a lot of dibs folks are so crazy about their garbage holding their spots, no one days take it to the ally for them out of fear. I take no joy in having to point out the obvious fact that you're being inconsiderate to your neighbors and the neighborhood as a whole. As I said, its simple, pick up after yourself.
If the city doesn't come by to pick up your empty trash bags, maybe the spring winds will catch them and "distribute" them on other peoples' front lawns, shrubbery, and even back yards. Thank you. One of my favorite pastimes is picking up other peoples' garbage--in fact, I look forward to the opportunity.