Congratulations for a tremendously powerful shot - it was my winner from the moment I saw it. Simple and graphic, with layers of meaning and something for everyone. Channeling Martin Parr, too Well done!
Thanks you all, this was a challenging challenge that is for sure. This was the first time I actually saw something and said "Oh, gee, maybe I could use that for the WC?" I honestly felt as though I was grasping at straws...but with a crop and some heavy handed pping, I thought it was funny and kind of suited my mood...to bid the gatherings, albeit of friends, goodbye but with a sunny, happy kind of "Thanks for Visiting".
I'm very glad some of you thought it was humorous, too. You never know whether or not anyone will see what you saw.