Tickets, Please

Issue 7 and Volume 106.

Three lawyers and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference. The lawyers each buy a ticket, but the three engineers buy only one.

“How are three people going to travel on one ticket?” asks one of the lawyers.

“You’ll see,” says one of the engineers.

The lawyers take their respective seats, but all three engineers cram into a restroom. When the conductor comes to collect the tickets, he knocks on the restroom door. “Tickets, please.” The door opens a crack and a single ticket emerges. The conductor takes it and moves on.

Returning from the conference, the lawyers decide to buy a single ticket. To their astonishment, the engineers don’t buy a ticket at all.

“How are you going to travel without a ticket?” asks a lawyer.

“You’ll see,” says one of the engineers.

The lawyers cram into a restroom and the engineers cram into one nearby. Then, one of the engineers leaves his restroom, walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding, knocks on the door and says, “Tickets, please.”

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