I wonder what the story is behind this.
I see this sticker every day on my way to work. It's stuck on the side of an electric box outside of a pub and I've been intrigued for months.
I'm intrigued as to who number 40 was or is and why things were never the same. Who wrote it and stuck it there? What did they hope would happen? Does 'number 40' pass by every day and read it, not knowing the message is meant for them? Or do they know, smile smugly and walk on? Was it a fortieth blind date for someone? A reference to a fortieth birthday? Is it a line from a book? A lyric from a song?
We shall never know. In my head it's from some romantic liaison. Perhaps someone is sitting in the pub, eternally waiting for Mr or Mrs 40 to walk past.
There's a book or a film in there somewhere!