Oops: Waiter Dumps Beer on Merkel
German chancellor gets her back soaked
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2012 2:21 PM CST
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(Newser) – Bad: Being a waiter and dumping several glasses of beer on a world leader. Worse: It's caught on video. A 21-year-old waiter in Germany emptied his tray onto the back of Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, though she took it like a good sport, reports USA Today. The Daily Intel blog recalls George Bush's misguided attempt to give Merkel a massage and concludes that "it's not easy being Angela Merkel's shoulders."

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Feb 29, 2012 2:40 PM CST
She took it very well. Didn't get in a flap and didn't make the waiter feel worse. Nice lady.
Feb 28, 2012 5:10 PM CST
As a German this is very upsetting! What a shame that beer was wasted! ;)
Feb 28, 2012 4:54 PM CST
The waiter has already received several congratulatory phone calls and job offers from Israel...