(Pittsburgh, PA) A local shortage of folding and plastic chairs due to disruptions in the global supply chain has thrown the city’s intricate residential parking priority system into chaos, according to reports. Mayor Ed Gainey said that, with the recent snowfall, the crisis Pittsburgh now faces cannot be underestimated.
“The highly-evolved system we use here for overseeing parking during the winter months is completely dependent on a steady supply of folding chairs or cheap patio chairs being available to city residents – something I am struggling to make officials outside of Southwestern PA understand.”
Gainey said he is determined to procure emergency supplies by any means necessary, and will begin by scouring area church basements to see what resources are locally available unless he can persuade FEMA to step in.
“There is nothing sadder than seeing a Pittsburgher who has just dug out a parking space only to find themselves unable to locate a folding chair to secure it. They just stand there like a lost puppy.”
He did receive some ideas from mayors in other cities about how to handle the emergency, but said they were pretty much worthless.
“They suggested using parking cones or a first-come-first-served system instead. As if!”
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