It was as if the whole country gasped not in happy relief but in shock, horror, and disbelief. Chief among those unable to hide this feeling were the 'winning' campaign leaders - Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - who couldn't drag up a single victorious smile, gesture or comment between them.
What did happen?
Cameron announces he will be stepping down, and not triggering Article 50.
Sterling plummets to a thirty year low.
Reports of all kinds of racial abuse, assault, and intimidation spike steeply.
The champions of the leave campaign fall away one by one. Boris heads for the hills. Gove puts himself up for the Tory leadership contest, but is voted out early. Andrea Leadsom finds that the dirty tricks she so supported in the Leave campaign are less pleasant when used against her, and she removes herself from the leadership contest.
So - we are going to get an unelected - entirely unelected in fact, as she is the only challenger for the Tory leadership left standing - Prime Minister, one who voted to remain in the EU, to lead us through the Brexit process.
Or not. Suddenly, Article 50 is pushed down the priorities list...next year some time. Maybe.
*I have tried to find any evidence of Brexit celebrations online. They are pretty thin on the ground. It's very confusing. Nobody, not a single one, thought it might be a good idea to publicise the fact that lots of ordinary people are delighted?