Monday, October 19, 2009

Watch and You Will See

This one is to honour Tuan Lawyer Kampung, who submitted maiden comment on this blog. This is also one of those things I'd like to preserve. It was too long ago and I can't remember from where it came and ended up in my mailbox.

Enjoy! Jangan mare Tuan LK !....he..he..he...
"Three lawyers 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?" asks a lawyer. 
"Watch and you'll see," answers an Engineer. 
They all board the train. The lawyers take their respective seats but all three Engineers cram into a toilet and close the door behind them.  Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets.  He knocks on the toilet 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 (recognizing the Engineers' superior intellect) 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 a ticket at all.   
"How are you going  to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed lawyer. 
"Watch and you'll see," answers an Engineer.
When they board the train the three lawyers cram into a toilet.  The three Engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs. Shortly afterward, one of the Engineers leaves his toilet and walks over to the toilet where the lawyers are hiding.   

He knocks on the door and says,  "Ticket, please."

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