This weird method to reserve a parking spot has taken social media by storm
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This weird method to reserve a parking spot has taken social media by storm

Who needs a bright orange traffic cone when you can do this?

Who needs a bright orange traffic cone when you can freeze your favorite pair of jeans to reserve a parking spot. That’s precisely what a Chicago man did to make sure no one takes his desired space. His idea went viral and now has taken social media by storm.

“Polar vortex fun: pants with nobody inside them!” wrote Adam Selzer in a tweet. “Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in another 20 they’re solid.”

His icy idea inspired other users experiencing the cold temperatures. “I love it!! I took it and made a polar vortex family portrait!” a person wrote, sharing five pairs of frozen jeans.

According to Selzer, the temperate was 9 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is not the first time he has done it. “They froze faster last time I did it when it was like -20,” he said.

“The one thing I tried this time that I haven’t before is I also froze a couple of shirts, so we’ll see if this works,” Selzer told CBS Chicago. As reported by the publication, Selzer is a tour guide and always find ways “to come up with new ideas to keep things interesting.”

Your Chicago Guide revealed that parking in Chicago “is expensive, confusing” and “frustrating.” Adding that this might be why people prefer not to drive in the “windy” city. “In some Chicago neighborhoods, looking for a parking space is not unlike panning for gold,” said Gary Washburn, according to the website.

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Downtown Chicago parking meters are $7 an hour.

The publication revealed that getting towed is common, especially “if you park in one of the rush hour parking zones,” adding that “The City of Chicago tows 100,000+ vehicles a year,” not forgetting to mention that they also have winter parking bans.

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