Today Jeanette was telling me about a German thread she read about Christmas Pickles, supposedly a German tradition. Basically everybody was asking “where did this come from”. Nobody had any idea.
Jeanette and I speculated it was probably some drunk American soldier making up some story to explain how a pickle got on his Christmas tree. “Oh, yeah, it’s a German tradition, I saw that when I was stationed in Germany during the Cold War”.
As these conversations go the topic led off on another tangent…so, how many “traditions” have been dreamed up by drunks making up stories for something stupid they did?
We eventually concluded that the most appropriate thing to do was for someone to get drunk and write a government grant to study “stupid traditions started by drunks”.
Enjoy your Christmas Pickle.