World 27 February 2012 Video: Angela Merkel doused in beer German Chancellor remains calm as waiter upends a tray of beer onto her back. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML A video of a waiter spilling five glasses of beer on Angela Merkel has gone viral. The waiter serves her a glass of beer, when someone bumps into him causing him to upend his tray onto the German Chancellor's back. Merkel gasps, then smiles and recovers. She gave a speech soon afterwards. This calmness was not in evidence in 2006, when George W Bush gave her an impromptu shoulder massage: › GOP in Michigan & Arizona: 3 things to know Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The problem with Theresa May's Brexit message is that isn't true Is Labour really as doomed as it seems? The polls have got it wrong before If the cuts are necessary, where's Philip Hammond's deficit target gone?