Even when you did. Apparently, the Washington DC Police Chief doesn’t want people who dig out parking spots to reserve them.
She admonishes not the poacher who swings his car into the spot vacated by the person who put in the effort to get out and go to work, but instead scolds the shoveler. How dare you, despite the sweat equity you put into clearing all the plow residue from a parking space, feel any slight entitlement to reap the benefits of your work?
If there is ever a microcosm of the entire political philosophy of the Marxist clowns who run that benighted crap-hole of a city, and the even bigger Marxists living there who are supposed to run our country, this is it. In other cities, particularly northern ones, being a poacher will earn universal contempt. It can also be a leading cause of sudden tire deflation. And an occasional skull thumping. I have also seen nice cars packed to the gills with snow, presumably courtesy of the person who sweated and cussed and hacked at ice to clear the space now poached. A more helpful and realistic message from ol’ Chief Lanier would have been something like this:
@DCPoliceDept Chief Lanier: Though someone can’t technically “save” a parking space they just busted a nut shoveling, it would be wise not to be a d*ckhead by poaching the space. And if you do, don’t be surprised if someone dents their snow shovel on your head. #LazyPoachingBastard #ShovelYourOwnDamnedSpace
But when lazy poaching bastards who let other people do the work for them are a key constituency, I spose you aren’t so inclined.
The Lovely DB