and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference.
At the station, the three lawyers 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?" asked one of the
three lawyers. "Watch and you'll see," answers one of the engineers.
They all board the train. The lawyers 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 lawyers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea.
So after the conference, the lawyers decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and
save some money. When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return
trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy ticket at all. "How are you
going to travel without a ticket," asks one perplexed lawyer. "Watch and you'll
see," says one of the engineers.
When they board the
train the three lawyers 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 lawyers are hiding. He knocks on
the door and says, "Ticket, please."