Monday, January 26, 2009
space savers abound!
I've been meaning to post this because I thought it was too funny to pass up - It has nothing to do with our work, except maybe indirectly, as it's something we absolutely enjoy talking about and making fun of.
Our alderman, Gene Schulter, has an eblast that goes out every week, more often if there's a storm/funky weather, etc. Mostly about going's on in the hood - And I full of glee when I saw the term 'space saver' being used in his email - I like it way better than 'street furniture', and it conveys the purpose of these installations perfectly! They have been really noticeable as of late, though - It seems like there are at least 3 on every block.
So, we're going to take pictures of the more creative space savers we've seen before they get dragged away by the city :) It is such an odd practice - Part of me can kinda understand why you'd want to save the space, all of the shoveling, you have this perfect, clean spot for your vehicle - But another part of me is like - "what the hell happened to being a good neighbor and just giving up the damn space when ya leave?" It's kinda like holding the door open for the person in front or behind you - You don't let it slam in their face. Simple manners and little bits of courtesy! [eor]