I think these parking metres are going extinct. I’m not even sure the last time I saw one, now that I think about it.
I like how they kind of look like faces, especially these double ones, with the tops being the eyes, the nose the space in the middle, and the mouth the sticker at the bottom telling you what to do.
It’s so weird, and cool, and also kind of to our detriment sometimes with how our brains work. We’re hard-wired to find faces and pattern in things, so even in a parking metre (or a faucet, or a cloud, or whatver) we see faces or shapes. It’s cute and funny when it’s this. It’s less funny, and can become all kinds of trouble for us, when we look for meaning in completely random events. But our brain is so tuned in to find that meaning and familiarity we’ll go to amazing lengths in order to find it. Even if all rationality flies out the window with it.