I told Trena this yesterday, but she didn’t believe me. But, in Baltimore, after you shovel out your car, you ‘save’ your space with a lawn chair. I thought it was kind of ghetto when I first moved here. But, honestly — when you’ve spent three days digging 4 feet of snow out your car and shoveling the entire road, you want to be able to come home and park. I know it’s public property. But, you just don’t care. I have had trash cans, recycling bins, lawn mowers and such stolen from outside. But, if you put something in your parking space after a snow — you will always have a space. They will steal your trash can, but they respect the lawn chair.
This week I’ve seen headboards, children’s chairs, a doll house and even an old tire. But, by tradition — you use a lawn chair. Think about it, we’re mostly street parking. We don’t have driveways. I have a garage, but my alley is inaccessible with all the snow.
My porch chairs are from Restoration Hardware. And, I’m quite frankly afraid they wouldn’t be in the space when I come back. Plus, I promised myself that this year I was going to be classy and not put anything in my spot. I was so sure that my neighbors would respect my space. But, alas. No. Someone took my parking spot.
So, I’m saving my space the classy way. With two orange cones borrowed from the Baltimore PD.