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Pizza Shop Owners Pens Possibly The Best 'Sick' Note Ever

You know what they say -- the truth will set you free.

17/01/2017 8:57 AM AEDT | Updated 17/01/2017 12:51 PM AEDT

A pizza shop owner has left the world in stitches after he posted a 'sick' note revealing he'd be absent at work because he'd won big at races and had a little bit too much grog.

Gaslight Pizza owner, Blake Pendlebury, explained in the post that he wouldn't be opening the eatery that day because quite frankly, he'd had to many drinks and couldn't make it in.

"It is with bittersweet emotions that i must inform you all that gaslight is closed tonight," the post on Queensland's Gaslight Pizza Facebook page explains.

"I am at the magic millions on the gold coast and a horse that i have a share in has just won a big race and i have had a few drinks and cannot make it back into work."

"I realise this is highly unprofessional and I have not taken the decision lightly. Rest assured that Gaslight will be open tomorrow for business," he added.

Pendlebury basically invested in his first and only racehorse, Irish Constabulary, who in October 2015 was an unraced seven-year-old, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

"The gamble paid off in a big way on Saturday when the 42-year-old chef and owner of restaurant Gaslight watched Irish Constabulary ($10) win the $250,000 Magic Millions Country Cup (1200m)," the paper said about Pendlebury's win.

Customers actually loved the raw honesty of the note, one person replied saying "that's possibly the very best "sick note" I've ever seen! Congratulations on both fronts!".

"Giddy up horsey lol . Congratulations on your win Blake. We enjoyed a lovely meal on Friday night from Gaslight so we didn't miss out," another added.



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