Friday, December 21, 2007
NO. MORE. DIBS. - ???
From today's "Chicago Tribune":
City snow shovelers told to kick chairs to the curb
Tribune staff report
December 21, 2007
CHICAGO - The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is telling city residents to move their furniture off the streets.
Every winter, some residents use tables, chairs and other items to reserve shoveled-out parking spaces during snowstorms, but city officials say people haven't been removing their markers after the snow clears.
"While we don't condone this practice, we are generally tolerant of it in the hours following a big snow," Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Michael Picardi said in a statement. "It stopped snowing on Sunday."
Streets and Sanitation workers have been instructed to immediately begin clearing away furniture left in the street.
Methinks the denizens of The City of Big Chip on Shoulders are not yet ready to practice this sort of self-restraint and non-attachment - particularly since more snow is predicted for Sunday.