The lawyers and the engineers

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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 purchase only ONE ticket.

One of the three lawyers asked.  “How are three people going to travel on only ONE ticket?”

One of the engineers replied, “watch and you’ll see.”

The 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!

After the conference, the lawyers decided to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money.  When they get to the station, they but a single ticket for the return trip.  To their astonishment, the engineers were just sitting in the boarding area and when they boarded, the lawyers realised that the engineers didn’t buy a ticket at all!

“How are you going to travel without a ticket?”, asks one very perplexed lawyer.

“Watch and you’ll see”, says one of the engineers.

When they board the train, the three lawyers cram into restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby.  The train departs.

Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom, walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding, and knocks on the door…”ticket please“!

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