"Operation Chair Round Up" Underway

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If you've been using something to reserve your shoveled-out parking space, you may end up losing both your space and the item you were using to save it.
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REY M

Philadelphia, PA

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#21
Feb 17, 2010
 
already posted
Kevin Smith

Azle, TX

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#22
Feb 17, 2010
 
I'm too fat and lazy to shovel snow myself! Besides, it's a free country and if I want to park in a spot that you cleared, I should be allowed to!
Jackie

Warren, NJ

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#23
Feb 17, 2010
 
People should be able to save spots. Its not fair if you spend time to shovel out your spot and them someone else who didnt even bother to shovel takes it.
Dodge105

Reading, PA

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#24
Feb 17, 2010
 
People have to do that since the lazy ones don't want to bother to shovel out their space. Think about it, what a way to get rid of junk you no longer need, put it in a shoveled out spot!
Steve

Silver Spring, MD

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#25
Feb 17, 2010
 
instead of sending out crews to pick up chairs, how about sending out crews to shovel out more parking spaces?

Since: Aug 09

Houston, Texas

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#26
Feb 17, 2010
 
kfs wrote:
I live in Pittsburgh and this is a crock. My neighborhood has on-street parking. It took me 3 days to completely shovel out and clean the spots where my 2 cars are parked. Of course I am putting a chair in the spot. Why would I leave it open so the idiots in the building next door who have not even shoveled their walk can park in my spot and I have to pull in over 2 weeks worth of snow and ice ruts that has never really been touched. If everyone else would get their butts outside and shovel out their spots then our street would be clean and we could go back to parking where-ever when-ever.
I don't blame you at all and neither should anyone else. No one should benefit from your work except your family. Good luck.
Robert

Chalfont, PA

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#27
Feb 17, 2010
 
Just another fine example of the idiots - that not only run this city from city hall - but also the idiots that LIVE in the city who have no respect for their neighbors- I live in the city - and don't have a car - but I personally helped shovel out numerous sr. citizens cars - so they could get out to Dr';s appt./ refill medications or just run to the grocery - only to come back to find that some lazy MF took their spot - come judgement day - they get their dues - this city is doomed - the good citizens get raked - EVERY DAY - while the low life scum get FREE everything - and the scum landlords too! what a shame! i see this city take 50 steps back every day to all the monkeys we got running city hall - dispicable!

Since: Aug 09

Houston, Texas

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#28
Feb 17, 2010
 
Kevin Smith wrote:
I'm too fat and lazy to shovel snow myself! Besides, it's a free country and if I want to park in a spot that you cleared, I should be allowed to!
You and others like you are so much a part of the problem.
unbelievable

Slatington, PA

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#29
Feb 17, 2010
 
Terrible F wrote:
I see both sides of the arguement. Where I used to live, people were like vulture with parking spots.I would dig my self out and by the time I got to the end of the street I saw people running out to move their cars in that spot just so they wouldn't have to shovel.
However, you are not entitled to that spot. i shoveled out a spot the other day and when I got home their was a chair in that spot from someone that didn't even shovel that spot. I threw the chair in the snow bank and parked my car there.
Take advantage of warm days and throw some snow in the streets and it will melt right away. It's a little extra work,but parking will get back to noraml a lot quicker. Just an idea
Good idea, a logical, less hateful response than most, thanks for it, guess you'll always have some who abuse but on the whole when one sees someone trying to do things right others follow, good post, your attitude was they it was many years ago, a lost art, thanks for the common sense...
Heart patient

Philadelphia, PA

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#31
Feb 17, 2010
 
I've already had a massive heart attack and was out there shoveling all this snow which I was advised by my doctors not to do after which my body shut down for 18 hours.Now who thinks I should just give up the parking space I practically killed myself for?The city should use this time and money to remove the snow.If I die shoveling out another parking space I definitely want my wife to sue the hell out of Reading,PA.
kevin

Monroeville, PA

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#32
Feb 17, 2010
 
kfs wrote:
I live in Pittsburgh and this is a crock. My neighborhood has on-street parking. It took me 3 days to completely shovel out and clean the spots where my 2 cars are parked. Of course I am putting a chair in the spot. Why would I leave it open so the idiots in the building next door who have not even shoveled their walk can park in my spot and I have to pull in over 2 weeks worth of snow and ice ruts that has never really been touched. If everyone else would get their butts outside and shovel out their spots then our street would be clean and we could go back to parking where-ever when-ever.
I live in Pittsburgh, too, and I am sick and tired of people leaving their chairs, clothes-hampers, etc. out on the streets to reserve parking spots. For crying out loud, YOU DON'T OWN THE AREA ON THE STREET WHERE YOUR CAR HAPPENED TO BE PARKED WHEN IT SNOWED!!! Yes, you had to shovel your car out, congratulations, what do you want, a trophy?!?! We all had to do it, so get over yourself. I have to hunt for a parking space every day when I get home from work, and so should you. Maybe if you don't like this reality, you should move somewhere else where you have a driveway and garage so you can stop your whining about people parking where you feel you are entitled to. Or better yet, leave your car where it is and take the bus, though I'm sure you'd still find some reason to complain!
ChrisPF

Brooklyn, NY

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#33
Feb 17, 2010
 
Shelly_M wrote:
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Shoveling snow is good execise. Shoveling out a few more spaces never hurt anyone. If I lived there and needed a chair, I would take the one reserving the space.
Then why don't you go shovel snow for the lazy people that want to take other people's spot?
Dackel

Columbus, OH

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Feb 17, 2010
 
Shelly_M wrote:
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Shoveling snow is good execise. Shoveling out a few more spaces never hurt anyone. If I lived there and needed a chair, I would take the one reserving the space.
You must be one of those 'lazy' ones that would take a spot that someone spent hours of backbreaking work to dig out a spot. Crazy as it sounds, fair is fair.
urdumb

Newton, NJ

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#35
Feb 17, 2010
 
nan5623 wrote:
What?? I sure will not shovel MY spot so some lazy neighbor can take it.
NEWFLASH: It is not YOUR spot. These are public parking spaces, you have no rights to them. If it bothers you that much put the snow back when you leave not your trash.
Brenda

Reading, PA

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#36
Feb 17, 2010
 
Maybe instead of using Public Works crews to drive around and haul off people's items, a more effective solution would be to haul away all the snow!! Many other local townships and cities are having front-end loaders and dump trucks drive around and remove the snow so there is sufficient parking. If the city would remove the snow, people wouldn't feel the need to reservethe space that their hard work cleared...
Anonymous

Reading, PA

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#37
Feb 17, 2010
 
I cannot sell my house fast enough and get out of this ridiculous city. To those who have posted that they would park in a space that someone else took hours to dig out with no consideration for that person-YOU are a HUGE reason why this city is what is today. Lack of respect for your neighbor and selfishly only thinking about yourself. We shoveled hours and hours to clear room for not just our cars but our neighbors who live on this block. Then all the lazy slobs from other blocks around us slide right into those spots. Hey let me tell you something-clear one of those snow mounds on YOUR OWN BLOCK and park your car there! I'll give my shovels if you need them! This is about respect, something MOST in this city no nothing about!
urdumb

Newton, NJ

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#38
Feb 17, 2010
 
yellowrose1010 wrote:
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I don't blame you at all and neither should anyone else. No one should benefit from your work except your family. Good luck.
WRONG.
senior citizan

Nazareth, PA

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#39
Feb 17, 2010
 
i payed 2boys to clean out my car so i could grocery shop, now i can't put a chair at my space. no more voting for tom Mcmahon!
urdumb

Newton, NJ

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#40
Feb 17, 2010
 
Jackie wrote:
People should be able to save spots. Its not fair if you spend time to shovel out your spot and them someone else who didnt even bother to shovel takes it.
It's not YOUR spot. If you want ownership rights to a parking space on the street, pay for one. Simply moving snow off a spot does not give you ownership.
urdumb

Newton, NJ

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#41
Feb 17, 2010
 
Heart patient wrote:
I've already had a massive heart attack and was out there shoveling all this snow which I was advised by my doctors not to do after which my body shut down for 18 hours.Now who thinks I should just give up the parking space I practically killed myself for?The city should use this time and money to remove the snow.If I die shoveling out another parking space I definitely want my wife to sue the hell out of Reading,PA.
Here is an idea. If you are not healthy enough to shovel then shell out the 10 bucks to a local kid who is healthy enough. Then you won't have to moan about how unfair mother nature is to you. By the way your wife's lawsuit would be laughed out of court and she would be in the position of having to pay for a frivolous suit as your last selfish wish.

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