Sunday, February 6, 2011


Saving spots

It's a Chicago tradition.

A uniquely Chicago tradition.

After every significant snowfall here in my hometown, Chicagoans dutifully shovel out a parking spot on the street and then they mark their territory with an old lawn chair, scrap lumber or, in the case of my elderly neighbor, an old air conditioner.

It's election time in Chicago. And the way things work here--there is no way any politician is going to speak out against saving parking spots on public roads.

And so, while this Chicago tradition is against the law, lawn chairs will be part of my daily landscape for the next several weeks.



Lori said...

Omgosh, that is funny! lol

Susan said...

Too funny!