Pizza place owner posts hilariously honest sick note about why his restaurant is shut for the night

THEY say that honesty is the best policy and that is certainly the adage that the owner of one pizza restaurant went with on Saturday evening.

Blake Pendlebury, who owns Gaslight pizza in Queensland, Australia, headed to a racing event called the Magic Millions because he was part-owner in a horse running in the Cup.

That horse, Irish Constabulary, went on to take the £154,817 (AU$250,000) prize.

Shortly after the big win at the track, Blake took to Facebook to announce to his loyal clientele that Gaslight Pizza would not be opening that evening.

“It is with bittersweet emotions that I must inform you all that Gaslight is closed tonight,” he wrote.

“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 …”

Customers appreciated Blake’s honesty.

“That’s possibly the very best ‘sick note’ I’ve ever seen! Congratulations on both fronts,” said one Facebook friend.

“Like and appreciate your honest,” said another.

On Sunday Blake told the Gold Coast Bulletin he thought he probably would have been sober enough to open the shop by about 3pm, but was glad to have a night off.

“I could have probably made it back up but a few people posted saying it was one of the best sick notes they’ve ever seen,” he said.

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The eatery also closed due to a broken down pizza ovenCredit:

The Gaslight Pizza Facebook page is littered with wonderfully to-the-point updates.

Blake’s share in Irish Constabulary cost him around £1,238 (AU$2,000) during the course of a year-and-a-half lease.

He made that back, and more, at the weekend picking up around £6,192 ($10,000) in prize money and bets on the eight-year-old.

“The win sadly was not enough to retire on but I’ve only had the place open for three months and now I’ve really got to put my head down and get back to it for the next year,” he said.

We previously covered 18 hilariously ANGRY notes drivers have found on their windshields.

We also wrote about 14 of the funniest notes parents have left for their kids.

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