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From: "Virginia Beck" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:12:31 -0800
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Hey, we have that parking problem right here in San Diego, where it has
snowed only twice in living memory (and some claim that was really just
"soft hail"). We call it "Car Wars".
Virginia

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Hi Judith, as a Former New Englander, I can assure you that the parking
chair is well known in all places that get 60 inches or more regularly. We
are mere novices here in Pittsburgh where people routinely declare a snow
disaster over 6 measly inches. People have been shot and died over parking
spaces elsewhere. The police don't inforce these laws anywhere. 'Common law'
or vigilante justice prevails (whichever you prefer <grin>).

My neighbors aren't speaking over this issue. All the one said to the
other's wife (hunting down a Taker of Her Parking Space) was what you wrote
below -- it was public property and anyone could park there. He earned a
nasty visit from The Husband and was informed he'd better never speak to my
neighbor's wife 'like that' again. I think Grouch (and wife) should be
forced to take a 'time out' as standing them in the corner or giving them a
good spanking are no longer in vogue.... However he snow blows my walk so
I'm neutral <grin>.

I confess I've wanted to slash a few tires myself..... Your neighbor is
lucky she wasn't shot. Some of these people were a little mentally unstable
even before the snow. It truly is miraculous no one has died over this
issue. I was having an napalm fantasy: getting a huge blaster and toasting
the whole yard. It would solve the problem of the overgrown shrubs as well.
Rambo III or IX or whatever.....

I don't know if the mayor of Pittsburgh will be the first guy to lose his
political career due to a snow storm but he may be. When he loses, his
political buddies will then put him in charge of massive domestic disaster
recoveries -- ie Katrina II. So maybe you shouldn't vote him out. Please,
lets keep him where he can do the least harm. Please re-elect him. Please!
Think of the country.....

Warwick (and you Mainers)....just remember the rest of us are not too
mentally stable right now. I'd be careful.

Linda Merle

----- Original Message -----
From: "judith brown" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:56:16 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread

Not when our boy-mayor takes off on the Friday of the big snow to celebrate
his 30th birthday at Seven Springs. And he appointed someone without
experience to run the Roads and Maintenance. Part of the problem is the
skinny streets. They get plowed but no space for parking.

Did you know there is a Wikipedia page for "parking chairs?" I should
explain to those who do not know - in Pittsburgh - after people have dug out

parking near their homes they put chairs in the space. That is supposed to
tell others that they can not park there. It's illegal but the police
really don't enforce it. Still there have been fights for parking in
various neighborhoods. People really take it seriously. A friend of mine
had her tires slashed because she took someone's parking space.

BTW Warwick - the answer is NO!!!!! We didn't want to know.



-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [S-I] The Snow and Temp Thread

Hi Judith, Don't know about the Mon, but the Allegheny has some ice but is
largely free here, but I am sure it's different up north -- Kittanning,
Clarion, etc.

The average snowfall where I lived in Massachusetts was 80 inches a year,
more than we have had, but in New England people know how to deal. No one
does here.

Linda Merle




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