Lemon squeezing
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013 08:06 AM

"Squeezing Lemons...."

The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the
strongest man around that they offered a standing
$1,000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon
until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the
lemon to a patron.

Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice
out would win the money.

Many people had tried over time (weight lifters,
longshoreman, etc.), but nobody could do it.

One day, a scrawny little man came in, wearing
thick glasses and a polyester suit, and said in a tiny,
squeaky voice, "I'd like to try the bet." After the
laughter had died down, the bartender said OK,
grabbed a lemon, and squeezed away. Then he
handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the
little man.

But the crowd's laughter turned to total silence as
the man clenched his fist around the lemon and six
drops fell into the glass. As the crowd cheered, the
bartender paid the $1,000, and asked the little man,
"What on Earth do you do for a living?"

The man replied nonchalantly, "Oh, I work for the IRS."