A not so happy birthday.

That Adam! What a rotter! No wonder Poppy dumped him. I told you all about it yesterday. It isn’t the end of the story though – you’ll have to wait a day or so for that. In the meantime I have for you a tale of two unhappy people. Today, I’ll just tell one side of the story of the week that followed..

Poppy has flounced out of Adam’s house so, naturally she goes to her Mum and Dad’s house. She could have gone to her own home to be miserable but ‘a trouble shared is a trouble doubled’ as they say. She storms upstairs, calling Adam fit to burn and slams her bedroom door, leaving her Mum and Dad wondering what in blue blazes has led to this.

After a weekend of feeling sorry for herself and calling down curses upon Adam’s name, she decides to make a week of it and throws a sickie, thus, I assume, making life difficult for people at work too.

Come the weekend, her Mum, her Dad and her Sister all have a go at getting her to think straight. She complains that it’s her birthday the following day and he hasn’t sent her a card. Obviously, the fact that she’d told him that she never wanted to hear from him ever again, and had barred all his calls would have had nothing to do with that, would it? She agrees to come down for a meal and hardly touches her food but, eventually, she is persuaded by her Dad to text him the following day – her birthday if you remember.

So, she sends the text, but when he fails to answer it she’s furious. Sandra, her sister, suggests sending a WhatsApp message so she’ll know for certain whether he’s received it. It soon becomes clear that he hasn’t. Sandra, helpfully suggests that he may be in a Not Spot. Poppy takes that as confirmation that he’s swanned off somewhere remote to enjoy himself and forgotten her already.

Her parting message as she, once more, leaves the dinner table in tears of fury, is that he’s dead to her.

Oh dear! Tomorrow – what’s Adam actually been up to during this period?

Today’s featured photograph is of graffiti artwork in Liverpool that I photographed in May, 2019. I chose it for today because the beautiful woman depicted looks so wistful that she could be remembering disappointed love – like Poppy.

I took the shot handheld, using a Pentax K3-ii 24 MP cropped sensor camera and a 16-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 16 mm and f/11. The shutter speed was 1/100 secs and the ISO 100.

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