The Big Squeeze
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
(weightlifters, longshoremen, etc.) but nobody could do it. One day this scrawny
little man came into the bar, 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 do you do for a living?
Are you a lumberjack, a weightlifter, what?”
The man replied, "I work for the