At the risk of being flamed (again, badly) I enclose a light-hearted story of
three engineers and three accountants on a business trip.
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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
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 buy no tickets 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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