Well, time to slap the old vodka bottle!
Blog Guy, I know you’re an expert on other cultures, and I have a question.
No, it’s not. Relax. In some countries, they open a bottle of vodka by slapping the bottom until the cork comes out.
The cork? But these days, vodka bottles have screw-tops!
Well, then I guess they could be at it for quite some time. That’s why they normally bring along a plate of sausages, to keep their energy level up.
So slapping the bottom of a bottle is a totally pointless tradition in the 21st century? It accomplishes absolutely nothing?
I wouldn’t say that. If you need to get the last bit of ketchup out of a bottle for your burger, this is the guy to ask…
Tomasz Bodzicz of Poland opens a bottle of vodka in a traditional style as he sits in the back of a truck in front of Poland’s embassy, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, October 9, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti