In some cities, it is customary to mark a street-side parking spot as claimed by a person. To transgress upon a claimed parking spot may result in a duel. Thoughtful and civilized residents of such cities, such as Chicago, know these unwritten rules.
This is why Adam Selzer soaks his pants in water, then shapes them upright and places them in the street. His pants mark his spot. He says that in 20 minutes, the wet pants can be shaped. 20 minutes later, they're frozen solid. UPI says that other Chicagoans may use lawn chairs or traffic cones. Let us hope that Selzer's approach becomes the norm.
Photo: Adam Selzer
-via Dave Barry