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Postby Kdh12 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:36 am

respect their junk, otherwise you might get flats
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Postby mlinderer on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:41 am

Kdh12 wrote:respect their junk, otherwise you might get flats


Anyone here ever actually get a flat or have vandalism done to their car due to ignoring the dibs?

What makes one feel entitled to hold a spot by tossing garbage into it?
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Postby dasponyboy on Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:35 pm

mlinderer wrote:
Kdh12 wrote:respect their junk, otherwise you might get flats


Anyone here ever actually get a flat or have vandalism done to their car due to ignoring the dibs?

What makes one feel entitled to hold a spot by tossing garbage into it?

It is hands down one of the most asinine things about living in the city. "Hey I dug out my car so I get this space all winter" it's ridiculous.
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Postby exagenous on Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:55 pm

While it is crazy that you can reserve a spot like that. I would be exponentially more upset if I spent hours digging out a spot just to have some stranger pull in and take it without having to do any of the work.
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Postby dasponyboy on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:09 pm

Yes but it is a public street. I dug out my car for 8 years and never saved my spot bc it wasn't "mine" to begin with. It wasn't my driveway or a parking spot that I paid for so I had no right to claim it bc I had to pick up a shovel and happen to have a lawn chair laying around lol.

Edit- I understand it's a lot of work to dig a car out but hours!?! Shiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeet :P
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Postby smellmysocks73 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:44 pm

My two cents: respect the dibs (whether or not you agree with it).
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Postby partpat on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:02 pm

Wow that is insane .. People leave their lawn chairs and fudge in their spots they dug their cars out of and expect others to respect their space and property? :shock:
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Postby maden on Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:41 am

mlinderer wrote:should I respect the "dibs"


Yes, unless you want your tires slashed, car keyed, or windows smashed. I am not joking.

edit - or your brake lines cut

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Postby john38103 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:51 am

I used to have a neighbor who would toss people's chairs in the trash. He wouldn't even take their parking spot. He just threw their fudge out. Always cracked me up.
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Postby maden on Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:01 am

People sometimes leave nice fudge out that is just begging to be taken. Like this

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Postby Kdh12 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:07 pm

mlinderer wrote:
Kdh12 wrote:respect their junk, otherwise you might get flats


Anyone here ever actually get a flat or have vandalism done to their car due to ignoring the dibs?



Yes, see above
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Postby jayryan on Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:54 pm

Take a look at most of the chairs at the print shop or around my house, and consider how I got them.
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Postby jmagee87 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:57 pm

jayryan wrote:Take a look at most of the chairs at the print shop or around my house, and consider how I got them.

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Postby Kdh12 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:37 pm

jayryan wrote:Take a look at most of the chairs at the print shop or around my house, and consider how I got them.


If I was a man of your stature I would not be afraid either
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Postby jayryan on Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:44 am

Yes, I've heard all of the stories about folks getting tires slashed, windows broken, cars completely buried.

Dibs is such a stupid grey area thing. Yes, if you spend an hour digging your car out while it's half way through 20 inches coming down, and you're going to be back in 30 minutes, then sure, yeah, whatever... leave a chair. Dibs is reasonable for about 24 hours after a heavy snowfall.

In practice, people sweep 1" of snow away from a spot in November, and think that's their own personal spot for the next six weeks. That's a whole load of BS.

What really should happen, is everyone on the block moves their car for an hour, the city comes through and plows, everyone shovels away the excess, and the street is completely snow-free (until the next storm comes, four days later). This actually sort of works where we live now, though imperfectly, but there's no need for Dibsputes.
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