Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled? | The Tylt
Can you call 'dibs' on a parking spot you shoveled?
Many people are sick to 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'll probably get your tires slashed. How neighborly is that?
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: 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.