Sunday, February 21, 2010

DIBS!






There is a long standing tradition that allows individuals to dig out the parking spot in front of their home and save it with assorted household junk.. This system is called "DIBS".

Is it childish? YES

Is it ridiculous? If you don't live in Chicago? YES!

Does it exist to this day? FUCK, YES!

Are there penalties for screwing with the system? You better fucking believe it. In my neighborhood? Slashed tires, not that anyone would dare remove a toddler bed to park.

I am posting some of my dibs pix. I love them. It is very Chicago which is my chosen home. But in all fairness? I warn you. I have a garage and don't need the spot in front of my house. But if you put garbage in front of my house? I am going to throw that shit out.
Why?

Well, while I appreciate tradition...

You can keep that crap in front of your own house.

1 comment:

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