As you may know, we had some snow recently in the DC area. We’re not accustomed to blizzards here and the entire area shut down. It was a welcomed break from the usual hectic routine. We were all forced to slow down, which is a good thing. We were still digging out our cars after a week and there is little remnants of the snow but memories of it linger, like the humor in parking-in-the-snow etiquette.
Some were seeing red when they worked so hard to dig out their parking spaces, just to have someone else take it.
Parking Chairs seemed to work initially for reserving spots.
There was understandable anger but it is a public parking space afterall. Someone will have to do the work to clear it and it’s going to be you if your car is stuck in it and you need to move it. Had this parking take-over happened in a private driveway, well that would have been completely different and the stranger car should then have been towed.
However, this is quite a human phenomenon. There is even a Parking Chair Wikipedia Page.
Snow-shovelers with public parking were getting very creative with their space-saving techniques and seeing red with these chairs, while trying to desperately reserve their spots.
Tugging at your heart strings with a Teddy Bear that could “turn.”
You could always go hi-tech with these remote controlled parking space savers. Did you even know these existed?
Of course space takers were giving some of their own.
If there is another snowstorm, here is a little practical advice for how to dig out your car with a smile.
You may also want to remember that when it gets tough fighting out there in the snow, try to approach it with humor and think “Pink” — love and sharing — Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
This is a favorite seeing-red, parking-saver below with what appears to be an out-of-place table and chairs set in hospitable Southern style, so lovely, welcoming and nice with multiple people attending but so “bless your heart” if you even attempt to move this table. 😉 Who would have guessed that saving a parking space could be so stylish.