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Monday, April 16

Just a few more drops

The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around that they offered a standing $1000 bet: the bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and then 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, weightlifters, longshoremen, lumberjacks, 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 would like to try the bet."

After the laughter had died down, the bartender agreed, grabbed a lemon, and squeezed away. Then he handed the dried, 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 $1000 and asked the little man, "What do you do for a living? Are you a stevedore, an athlete, or what?"

Replied the man: "I work for the IRS."

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