Over the weekend, I learned something fascinatingÂ and thought I would share it.Â Many of you may have heard this before, but it was new to me.
On Saturday, I dropped off some old paint cans at the hazardous waste collection facility.Â Since I was doing a lot of yard work, I was dressed in worn clothes and wearing a bandana I recently acquired at Ozzfest.Â It happened to have Jagermeister logos all over it.Â As I was going about my business, a lady working for the collection plant noticed my bandana and asked me what it said.Â
“Is that Orange County Choppers?” she asked.
“No, Jagermeister” I replied
“Ah, Jager.Â Oh Dear God!” she exclaimed.Â Obviously the mere name invoked bad memories for her – perhaps involving a few shots,Â sailors on shore leave and a case of whipped cream canisters.
“Excuse me?” I was surprised at her reaction.
“Oh Dear God” she repeated.Â “That’s what it says on every bottle.”
I wanted to just flat out say “Nuh Uh!” as I’m fairly well versed in the outer appearance of Jager bottles (having drunk a few in my day) but instead I politely inquired “Where does it say that?”
“Look at the logo” she explained.Â “It starts out with a big circle, an ‘O’.Â Inside of that is a stag’s head – a deer.Â Above the stag’s head is a cross.Â Put them together and you get O – Deer – God.Â Oh Dear God.”
And all this time I’d just beenÂ SAYING itÂ after a night of drinking the stuff, usually while praying at theÂ porcelain shrine.Â Who knew!?