The picture below comes from a sidewalk in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It was one of many spotted while out for a walk. Can you guess its purpose?
I couldn't figure it out but my brother-in-law (Thanks, Al) had the answer pretty quickly. The patch was used to cover old parking meter post stubs which had been cut down and replaced with electronic pay stations. I suppose that's one more job, Parking Meter Collector, that's being displaced little by little with technology.