I found this video on YouTube this morning and it brought back memories of our first apartment near Devon and California in Chicago. We lived on the second floor of a small bungalow, with the owners living on the bottom floor. Not the best situation. They heard every sound that we made and we were newlyweds!
Anyway back to my point, we had street parking when we lived on Fairfield, so when we had a major snow storm like we had today, we would have to shovel our car out every morning before work. Luckily we only had one car at the time, but it was a chore. We were young and we didn't really mind too much. After work, of course, our nicely shoveled parking spot was always occupied with another car.
Some of our neighbors were smarter then we were, they would put their kitchen chairs in their shoveled spots when they left for work.
Then when they returned, they would take their chairs inside and use them for dinner. Everyone seemed to honor the chair substitutions and not park in those spaces.
We never did the chair deal. I really liked my kitchen chairs, they were new and made of wood, and I wasn't going to put them outside. Nooooooooooooo!!!!!
Luckily we only lived there a year. I put an ad in the local Evanston Review that spring for a garage apartment to rent. We had eight calls and we picked the one with garage parking!
So, no more street parking!
Hope you enjoy the clip, if you can, watch it to the end!