The Big Squeeze
Tuesday Apr 03rd, 2018
Every year a contest was held at the county fair to determine the strongest person in the region. The contest was simple. Each contestant was given a lemon to squeeze, and the person who squeezed out the most juice would win.
One year the favourite contestant was a local farmer, who milked a herd of cows each day and had enormous, well-muscled hands. He produced nearly a full glass of juice from his lemon, much more than everyone else.
The judges were just about to award the farmer the prize when a small woman with gray hair and a cane stepped forward and asked for a lemon. The crowd snickered – then stopped when she squeezed out enough juice from one lemon to fill a gallon jug.
As she collected the prize, the farmer asked her how she developed such squeezing ability.
“Honey,” she said, “I used to work for Revenue Canada.”