I saw it a lot in a building in New York where a friend lived, but not in Chicago.
Out here in the sticks I've thrown some pretty weird things outside and left them there for a day or more while in a huff. I also used to take off my bathing suit in the dark, hang it on the clothes line to dry, then run to the house naked.
Sometimes you have to make your own fun.
Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.