Lemon

The Squeezer

lemon squeezeThe 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 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, dockers, etc., but nobody could do it.

One day, this scrawny little fellow came into the bar, wearing thick glasses and a polyester suit, and said in a small voice, “I’d like to try the bet.”

After the laughter had died down, the bartender said, “OK”; grabbed the lemon; and squeezed away.

Then he handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the little fellow.

But the Crowd’s laughter turned to total silence…. as the man clenched his little 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 builder, a weight-lifter, or what?”

The little fellow quietly replied:

“I work for the Tax Office” 😯


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  1. Rhonda Albom
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    Yep, they can squeeze out every last drop.
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  2. mimi says:

    And i’ll bet he could get the blood out of a turnip, too…
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  3. Comedy Plus
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    Yep, they can always get another drop or two.

    Have a fabulous day Steve. 🙂
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  4. he heh That is so true. They can be ruthless when it comes to returns!
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  5. Binky
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    Leave it to a professional.
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  6. Suzanne Lucas
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    I’m sure he was able to squeeze some juice out of the bar itself too.

    Dang, now you just reminded me that it’s almost tax time. Thanks for that!

  7. catskillblogger
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    Very fitting.
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  8. Joyce
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    I had heard this one, but he worked for the Federation getting money out of people for donation.
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  9. Matt - Lightroom Presets says:

    hahaha – always can rely on you guys to make me laugh on a Monday!
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