Pittsburgh residents are using chairs...

Pittsburgh residents are using chairs, different items to stake out parking spots

There are 43 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Feb 10, 2010, titled Pittsburgh residents are using chairs, different items to stake out parking spots. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Matching patio chairs save a shoveled parking space along Lorenz Avenue in Sheraden.

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Hawker

United States

#1 Feb 11, 2010
When I was young people didn't need to place chairs etc.
Simply because people had RESPECT for others.
Something that has been long lost.

Good grief - do you think someone took the ENERGY & time to shovel that area just so could park your
rude ass there! If so,you must truly be a very
special person !!! NOT **** Your are just MODERN.
Yung Man

United States

#2 Feb 11, 2010
Please call Dr Kevorkian and leave the rest of us alone.
Get Real

Vandergrift, PA

#3 Feb 11, 2010
A non-existent property right should be respected? They wanted to use their car, so they shovelled it out. They have no investment of time or energy that wins them any rights to the parking space then vacated. They do have the same rights as they did before the storm, and they are the same as anyone else. Many of these yahoos will fail to shovel their walks, though.
nobama

Carnegie, PA

#4 Feb 11, 2010
Get Real wrote:
A non-existent property right should be respected? They wanted to use their car, so they shovelled it out. They have no investment of time or energy that wins them any rights to the parking space then vacated. They do have the same rights as they did before the storm, and they are the same as anyone else. Many of these yahoos will fail to shovel their walks, though.
This is the mantra of the young socialistic obamites. Why work myself, when I can steal from others!
Amanda

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Feb 12, 2010
Respect the chair. Shovel your own spot.
bobbie

AOL

#6 Feb 12, 2010
It's called 'The Pittsburgh Chair.' It's been going on for generations and not only during snow storms. Many, many neighborhoods use this method of saving parking spots. I guess It's a 'Burg thing.
WOW

Carnegie, PA

#7 Feb 13, 2010
On the news they said it is ILLEGAL to put chairs on the road they can be tossed aside by anybody...
I think the cahir thing goes back to SAVING a space for those PARADES we have in PITTSBURGH for anything and everything..

PITTSBURGH THE CITY OF PARADES
Amused

Vandergrift, PA

#8 Feb 13, 2010
nobama wrote:
<quoted text>This is the mantra of the young socialistic obamites. Why work myself, when I can steal from others!
Or Communist despots, like yourself, who've always misappropriated what is the all the people's property (and also, like you, claim to be combat veterans in defense of the Motherland). And as a right wingnut, don't you support the "rule of law" any more? Used to be your mantra under the reign of Bush II.

You idiots don't own the spot in front of your house, or any parking spot on a public street, whether you shovelled it out or not. That's the law; what about it can't you understand? Spare me the wussy whiners!
nobama

Carnegie, PA

#9 Feb 13, 2010
Park in my spot and find out.

“Sub sinks at the Point. ”

Since: Sep 08

Pittsburgh DUH!!

#10 Feb 13, 2010
If you park in my spot, be prepared to shovel out your car when you get back.. my boy next door has a bobcat and you will not be the first person to get reburied.. lulz..

steelsmithinc

Since: Jan 10

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#11 Feb 14, 2010
This has been a Pgh tradition for years. You shovel the snow, you deserve that spot! Period.
Amused

Vandergrift, PA

#12 Feb 14, 2010
nobama wrote:
Park in my spot and find out.
Why on Earth would you expect anyone in their right mind to voluntarily travel to YOUR neighborhood?
Amused

Vandergrift, PA

#13 Feb 14, 2010
steelsmithinc wrote:
This has been a Pgh tradition for years. You shovel the snow, you deserve that spot! Period.
Law trumps "tradition," ya' ignorant and whiney wus yinzer!
global warming

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Feb 14, 2010
Who needs a chair, when you can get a handicap parking sign.
Nobama

Carnegie, PA

#15 Feb 14, 2010
I know a unionized postman who walks his route, then parks his car in his handicapped parking spot in front of his house, and doesn't see a problem. What a f'ng joke! Typical obamite.
Nobama Bull

Jackson Center, PA

#16 Feb 14, 2010
Then report him, and quit whining to us about it, lame a**!
Nobama Bull

Jackson Center, PA

#17 Feb 14, 2010
And why don't you? Cuz you're a lying sack of horse crap, that's why!
sue ann

Zephyrhills, FL

#18 Feb 14, 2010
I REMEMBERwhen someone parked in my granfathers showshovered spot...AND DEARED TO MOVE THE CHAIR....when he returned to find 3 fo his 4 tires FLAT with a note......please no not move my chair....the guy called the police....the policeman just laughedand asked the guy if he saw this 70 year olsd slach his tires...he said NO ...then the officer told him if you remove anyones chair/and park intheir shovered out space you ae lucky that only 3 tires are flat''' i was 6 years old and the tradation continues 60 yeas later.....iif you do not like it move to the north side where if you park there in someones space you will not have a car to return to
Hawker

United States

#19 Feb 15, 2010
Yung Man wrote:
Please call Dr Kevorkian and leave the rest of us alone.
I do believe he is no longer available. Please correct me if I'm
wrong.

Please bear in mind "Dung Boy" sorry old age thing "Yung Boy"
like it not you will someday be old also, unless your stupid
mouth causes something different to happen a little early.

Perhaps the next time you are sitting on the toilet (seems to
be where your thinking comes from)You could put down the Comic
Section long enough to ponder where if at all you would be today
if it were not for us old farts !!!
I doubt very much that you will - but that may be good thing -
then you can Reap what you Sow.

A sad memory

Vandergrift, PA

#20 Feb 15, 2010
sue ann wrote:
I REMEMBERwhen someone parked in my granfathers showshovered spot...AND DEARED TO MOVE THE CHAIR....when he returned to find 3 fo his 4 tires FLAT with a note......
It's a shame your grandfather wasn't punished for an indisputable criminal act... it would appear the North Side hasn't changed much.

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