In past storms, I have shoveled out spots on the "public" street. When I shovel it out, it is done for two reasons — so I can get where I need to go and so someone else, or myself, can use it after the spot is vacated. It is not my spot, I don't own it. But somehow, I become the selfish one when I park somewhere that another person, at 7 a.m., has cleared out. I would say thanks for clearing out the spot, but it is only for yourself, so why should I be thankful? Of course, people will continue to reserve the spots until every single piece of snow has melted because it is convenient for them. Recycle trucks, trash vehicles and other motorists need to get through the alleys also. But hey, if you don't have a parking pad back there, you don't care. And from my observations, many who do still don't shovel the alley behind their homes.