January 24th, 2005


The law of the chair

Mostly in sympathy for those that are digging snow out around their cars:

Back when I was living in Boston, I experienced The Law of the Chair - namely, if you dug out a parking place, you could save that parking place by putting a chair in the place.

I never grasped this. I dug my car out several times, I figured that freeing my car from snow was all the reward I really deserved.

Here's some discussion on this tradition in Chicago: http://www.ericzorn.com/extra/dibs/

What do you think?