Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled? | The Tylt

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Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled?
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"Dibs," the winter practice of saving a parking spot you shoveled out with chairs or other household items, is often called the Chicago Way. But if you want to see Chicagoans rage, just ask them what they think of dibs. Opponents say the streets belong to everyone—you don't own a spot because you shoveled it. But pro-dibs peeps say they did all the work to clear the spot, so it's theirs now—and if you park in it, you're asking for a broken window. Are you pro-or anti-dibs? Vote below! 🌨🚗

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Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled?
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Many people are sick unto death of dibs (there's actually a Chicago dibs Tumblr where you can share pictures of dibs violations on your street). Dibs fills the streets with ugly plastic furniture,  and more often than not the owners leave the chairs in the street until spring. Plus, the veiled threat of dibs really sucks—you know if you move someone's dibs markers and park in that spot, you are probably get your tires slashed. How neighborly is that?

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But pro-dibs peeps say the person who does the hard work of shoveling out a spot gets that spot. "Respect a person's hard work; respect the Chicago tradition," said one commentator. And there can be mitigating factors, like what if you don't have four-wheel-drive? Chicago snowstorms are no joke, and having to park on city streets could mean getting stuck for days.

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Seriously? Get your garbage out of the street. When you put an ironing board in front of your house, you're essentially screaming "mine!" like a child—but in a public space that belongs to everyone. Be a good neighbor. If everybody shovels, everyone will have a spot. Take the time you would've spent placing lawn furniture in the road to go ask an elderly neighbor if they need help shoveling.

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Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass is very pro-dibs, and even refers to himself as "the keeper of the Dibstitution." 

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FINAL RESULTS
Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled?
#DeathToDibs
A festive crown for the winner
#ShovelersGetDibs