Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tax day

my friend Robin in Chapel Hill sent this:

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 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 $1000, and asked the little man,
"What do you do for a living? Are you a lumberjack, a
weightlifter, what?"

The man replied, "I'm an IRS Agent."

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