When you have dedicated your life to serving the public, your retirement should be marked by something extraordinary.
For example, when you retire from the fire service, you can expect to receive a mounted firefighters axe engraved with your details.
The other services often celebrate the retirement of one of their own with a similar gift or memorabilia (usually funding by colleagues).
But for one police officer, rather than cracking open a bottle of champagne, a 23-year-old packet of ‘Pasta ‘N’ Sauce’ is standing by to mark the momentous occasion.
The news was announced via the ‘Rate My Refs’ Facebook group dedicated to sharing pictures of what people tend to eat on their well-deserved breaks.
With a picture of the ‘ancient’ pasta was the caption:
‘So…most people crack open a bottle of champagne on their retirement from the job…my colleague here has just disclosed that when he finally retires, he will hydrate this!
‘Apparently this was his uneaten refs on his very first operational duty check out that expiry date!’.
One group member pointed out that the ‘best before’ date is ‘only a guide’.
Another said: ‘Retires and then dies of rare breed salmonella’.
Would you eat a 23-year-old packet of Pasta ‘N’ Sauce!? Let us know in the comments below!