Ticket Please...

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by CRC, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Three engineers and three accountants are traveling by train to a
    conference. At the station, the three accountants each buy tickets
    and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket.

    "How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asks an
    accountant. "Watch and you'll see," answers an engineer. They all
    board the train. The accountants take their respective seats but all
    three engineers cram into a restroom and close the door behind them.

    Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around
    collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "ticket,
    please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with
    a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.

    The accountants saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea.
    So after the conference, the accountants decide to copy the engineers
    on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money,
    and all!) When they get to the station they buy a single ticket for the
    return trip.

    To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy a ticket at all. "How are
    you going to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed accountant.

    "Watch and you'll see," answers an engineer. When they board the
    train the three accountants cram into a restroom and the three
    engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.

    Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks
    over to the restroom where the accountants are hiding. He knocks on
    the door and says, "ticket, please."

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