Here’s the full poop on “Dibs”
I have written extensively about “dibs” but I have been cowed by the most extensive piece on the topic in today’s “Straight Dope Chicago” blog. Read it here. This treatise goes into the history of using lawn chairs to hold spaces, the “rules and regs” formal and informal, the feelings of the politicians, and of course the two other bloggers that are on either side of the controversy.
It’s well-researched, funny, and will give you more than you ever wanted to know about saving parking spaces.