AT A LOCAL BAR in an outback town, the owner/bartender was so sure that he was the strongest man around, that he offered a standing $1,000 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 two more drops of juice out of it would win the money.
Many people tried, over the years: weightlifters, longshoremen, football players, etc, but nobody had ever been able to do it.
One day, a scrawny little fellow came into the bar, wearing thick glasses and a polyester suit. He sat down, ordered a glass of draft, and started looking around the bar.
After reading the sign on the wall about the lemon challenge, he said in a meek voice: “I was just reading your sign — and I’d like to try the bet.”
After the laughter in the pub had died down, the bartender grabbed a lemon and squeezed the heck out of it — then he handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the little fellow.
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 guy his $1,000, and then asked little man:
“Do you mind if I ask what do you do for a living?
“Are you a lumberjack, a weight-lifter, or what?”
The little fellow quietly replied:
“No, I work for Australian Tax Office.”