I suppose when you hit forty you might be forgiven for looking back on your life’s achievements and embarassments with an equal amount of pride and shame. You can take stock of your position in life and look to the future with that in mind.
If only he’d thought about the future repercussions of hitting forty after performing this little feat when he was but a pup:
Yes, John turned forty on Tuesday and we’re all going out for a swanky meal this evening to celebrate.
Just try not to lick your plate, eh, John?
‘Happy Birthday Butler.’