One of the sideshows at a circus featured a strong man who squeezed an orange until it appeared to be completely dry. When he finished, the strong man’s manager challenged anybody in the audience to come forward and try to get one last drop out of the super-compressed piece of fruit. To make the offer a bit more enticing, the manager offered a thousand dollars to anyone who successfully eked out even one tiny drop of juice.
A weight lifter with bulging muscles bounced up onto the stage, grabbed the orange from the manager, and pressed it with all his might. Nothing came out.
Next, a big, burly construction worker sauntered up and took the orange from the exhausted weight lifter. After ten minutes of intense squeezing, and a lot of grimacing, the construction worker finally admitted defeat.
“No other takers?” the manager asked with a satisfied sneer. “May I try?” responded a short, skinny bespectacled woman from the back row. The manager couldn’t keep a straight face as he and the rest of the crowd watched as the stranger made her way up to the front.
Suddenly, the laughter stopped when, to everyone’s amazement, the woman picked up the orange and squeezed a puddle of juice onto the floor.
Flabbergasted, the manager sputtered, “How the heck did you do that?”
“I’m an accountant.”