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Luckily, the woman - who described herself only as the 'Very Sorry Plate Thief' - was forgiven for her drunken antics as the pub responded to her on Facebook to thank her for being up front about it.
We've all done things that we regret after a few drinks, right? Well, this woman is no different.
After consuming 'copious amounts' of cocktails and wine on a night out, she found herself at The Huxley in Edinburgh.
Then, when a taxi arrived to whisk her away from the pub, she tried to nick off with a plate that still held a burger she was eating.
One of the staff chased after her and recovered it, but they didn't know that she'd also made away with a thermometer earlier on in her visit.
The woman admitted that she would be regretful about her behaviour 'for the rest of my days'.
We've all felt a bit like that.
The typed up note of contrition read: "I was at your establishment over the weekend having a beautiful time. I had been drinking throughout the day, to the point of many regrets.
"After copious amounts of wine and cocktails, I somehow became infatuated with one of your thermometers and in that process decided it would be a brilliant idea to take it home with me.
"According to my friends, after a few more drinks in your outdoor seating area, I was very loud, disruptive and acting in a way that I am genuinely embarrassed about and probably will be for the rest of my days.
"The next part of the story, I have no recollection of. I am told that upon our Uber arriving to save your employees from us, I attempted to take my burger away with me while it was still on a plate."
She continued: "As a result, I was running through the streets manically being chased by one of your very brave employees trying to retrieve said plate. Thankfully he got to me in time and recovered it safe and sound.
"I wanted to write to formally apologise to you all and would like to come in and apologise in person but I am currently too ashamed over my drunken antics (and also exceptionally hungover which I deserve).
"I'm deeply sorry for the trouble I have caused for both your employees and the establishment in general, and I have definitely learnt a lot from this situation.
"Please accept my sincere apology for any upset or offence caused by my actions and know that this will never happen again.
"I have placed the stolen item (plus some Kit-Kats and Magic Stars) in the package and hope for its safe return."
Mercifully, the pub saw the funny side of it, and shared the letter on Facebook, writing: "Dear 'The very sorry plate thief'.
"We get it. We are all excited to get back out to the pub, it's been too long and we've missed you all too.
"You came, you saw and you conquered that burger. You rock and we absolutely accept your apology. We will see you soon."
All's well that ends well, then. Just remember not to nick things from pubs, even though we're all very excited to be back in there.
Featured Image Credit: The Huxley/Facebook
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