It’s not often getting too drunk at the race track and calling in to work goes well, but things might be different down under — especially when you’re your own boss. Blake Pendlebury, owner of Gaslight Pizza in Eagle Heights, Queensland, was having a ripper of a week. Irish Constabulary, a racehorse in which he owns a share, won an impressive $250,000 prize at the Gold Coast Magic Millions races, and Pendlebury’s share — a cool $10,000 — was good reason to celebrate.
Celebrate he did, and perhaps a bit too much; within a few hours of his win, an intoxicated Pendlebury took to Facebook to leave his Gaslight patrons what very well may be the finest “sick note” of all time.
It is with bittersweet emotions that i must inform you all that gaslight is closed tonight. I am at the magic millions…
Naturally, people loved it — the combination of brutal honesty and good-natured self-deprecation goes a long way — and within a few days, his note had gone viral.
Pendlebury may have come out on top here, but it’s it’s not likely your own boss will find this very charming — don’t try this at work.