Call me a stingy bastard, I don't care. I once bought a dress for a hen do at the races specifically because I knew I'd be able to disguise a bottle of vodka underneath it. I also went to another race meeting with an 'umbrella' full of the beautiful clear spirit.
And I've even sent my mum in the cheap and cheerful 'take your own booze' area of Chester Races, then proceeded to ask her to parade across the racecourse to pass me a bottle of of vodka through the metal gate. I like vodka.
What I'm getting at is I completely understand it when someone sneaks their own booze in - it's fucking expensive in there. Just like this hero who was caught by ITV Racing swigging her drink (I hope it was vodka) from her 'binoculars'.
What a way to kick off 2019. Classy, calm and collected - she even fits in perfectly with her surroundings as the bloke behind her also has a pair of binoculars which look exactly the same (it would be too coincidental if his was also a sneaky little flask).
According to the MailOnline, the cheeky punter was at Cheltenham for the New Year's Day Racing when she took a quick break.
ITV Racing tweeted the GIF, much to everyone's delight. One person commented: "HUGE amount of respect for this girl."
Social media has gone into a frenzy at the GIF. Credit: Twitter/ITV Racing
Another made a very good point: "Buggered for us all now! They will be checking binoculars as well as handbags at the gate!"
And a third said: "We out here living in 2019 and she's living in 2098."
It wouldn't be right without someone complaining about her little trick though, would it? Not quite getting into the spirit (ahem) of things, another person said: "@ASA_UK [Advertising Standards Authority] please can this be looked into! Encouragement to take hidden drinks into a race course."
So, if you fancy following suit, you can get these redesigned little diamonds on eBay or Amazon for around £15.
Do the maths: you will spend about a tenner filling it and you're winning, considering you might as well take out a mortgage to get a round at one of these events - but that's for another story altogether.
Not that we condone this sort of thing, obviously. We're far too sensible for that, and more importantly you still might get caught.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/ITV Racing