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« on: January 16, 2008, 11:25:36 PM »

A friend up in the Snowy North outside of Boston sent me this link on the custom of if one digs a parking place in the snow it can be marked with some object and others will not take it.  Here is is the particular picture:
http://www.boston.com/realestate/gallery/parking_space_savers?pg=15
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 11:30:33 PM »

All too easy to go into my usual rant about Boston...

...so I won't. Lips Sealed
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 01:04:04 AM »

LOL...
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Please save my parking space..."
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 02:16:34 PM »

Ah yes. It is a venerable tradition. Thank goodness I don't drive here! Here in the North End, there aren't any parking spots to save! In East Boston or Southie, however, it's cutthroat.

Mumbles has been trying to stop this, but he's only been able to decree that it should only be practiced for two days after snowstorms.

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008, 03:12:50 PM »

"Mumbles"?  Is that the mayor?
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 03:28:12 PM »

"Mumbles"?  Is that the mayor?


Yes.  Smiley Here's his website. http://www.mumblesmenino.us/

An example of the wit and wisdom of Mumbles. On the parking situation in Boston: "It's like an Alcatraz around my neck."
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008, 07:07:09 PM »

If you have ever dug out a parking spot when you get 12 inches plus of snow, and that is heavy snow...
I'm glad I have a garage nowadays!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 10:36:54 PM »

Place a headstone on the spot reading NYY - RIP...  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 04:41:18 PM »

That is hilarious! Smiley
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