Sad wink #40: this is Alice from the British isles. As a profession she washes dogs all across the south coast of England, but here she is having some downtime at a pop festival. Unfortunately, this winker hates live music. “it’s far too loud. I hate it” she muttered just after the photo was taken before breaking down in floods. Back to the dogs, Alice!
Sad wink 39: we’re back and here’s Natalie originally from Essex but who now divides her time equally between counting and holidaying in the balearic islands. On this occasion she was miserable because an eastern European male had just spurted in her eye. WHOOPS!
SAD WINK 38: A third in a trio of Jens now. All the way from the Welsh border. It’s Jen. Being declared by a Scottish man as a “happy person trying to be sad” she gives it her best shot. We’re fine with people using props, heck, we encourage it! Whatever makes you sad. Photos of dead relatives or suffering children are our staple here at the HQ. Jen prefers to use a simple bag of crisps. As a vegetarian, something packaged up in such a vulgar manner is quite enough to bring a tear to her eye.
SAD WINK 37: God loves a trier. Here’s Jen Lloyd who, by her own admission “cannot wink at all” and is “better at butchery than winking”. Here she is with a modification on the sad wink or what we like to call “a wheelchair wink”.
SAD WINK 36: Clever girl. Here’s Jen, who is from the middle of Scotland. Does she look particularly sad? No she doesn’t. So why is she here? Well, if you slow this clip down by 1200 times you can hear the entire audio from infamous “sad film” Schindlers List, which sets the mood perfectly. Nothing says sadness like a Holocaust!
SAD WINK 35: AUSGANG! Now, to test my resolve on the joke making front, we have Maria Arndt-t-t from Germany… In a worryingly familiar hat. She is probably sad about the LACK OF PEACE or indeed LACK OF DIVERSITY in parts of the world. More likely however she is more likely sad about the DJ playing Eric Prydz. It ends with an english voice, cut-off unfortunately. But i can exclusively reveal that the sentence which you partially hear went “That’s really cool that you and i can be friends”.
SAD WINK 34: Another international winker here, all the way from New Zealand which, for those of you who don’t know, is the birthplace of J.R.R. Tolkien, S.L.Jackson and O.B.Laden, here’s Natasha, looking utterly thrilled to be out of that hell hole and standing near a bench, much to my disappointment. Oh well, she did come all this way and i suppose she didn’t blink, which a lot of people who lower my expectations so much often do. Thanks anyway!
SAD WINK 33: As part of our “include everyone (i’m looking at you SW30)” policy, here’s a toddler named Anais. Known around Mayfair as the future queen of retail, currently running a terrific gift boutique, Anais tries the reverse sad wink. The first time it’s been seen on the blog maybe. Who’s checking…
SAD WINK 32: In front of photos of friends and family, including estranged father Les Dawson and a card of thanks from SadWinks (oh yes), we find Eileen. Knackered from a day of dressing dogs in costumes of “dancers through the ages” and duly paparrazzi-ing them for her collection. She looks down at a dalmation that she’s recently dressed as Wayne Sleep and captioned (depressingly) “Dog Sleep”, and wonders “where did it all go wrong?”
SAD WINK 31: Panning through this bar i came across Andy, looking like an old fart in a pub who’s forgotten to back to work following the bank holiday weekend and dressed like the back end of a carnival. TAKE NOTE SW30! This is how we do it at sad winks!