About 4 years ago…I made a somewhat misguided romantic (perhaps creepy) gesture for a girlfriend. I attached a flower to every lamppost and street sign in the area where they lived. The person in question didn’t like the flowers. or the gesture And in any case they died within a week. (the flowers not the girlfriend).
1 month later the relationship ended…leaving just dead stalks attached to lampposts.
Today, four years, on I walked down the street by chance..and there at each pillar and post, the slight remnants of the tapes adhesive. A faint reminder of the marks relationships can leave on lampposts.
Moral: always use stronger masking tape.