Engineers and Lawyers
Three engineers and three lawyers
are traveling to a conference on the train. The lawyers all go and
buy a ticket each from the ticket booth. Then just one of the
engineers walks up and buys one ticket, and the three of them
share the cost.
The lawyers ask, "How is do you expect to get away with
The engineers reply knowingly, "Ah, you will see."
When the ticket inspector starts to come round, the lawyers remain
in their seats, but the engineers all lock themselves into a
single toilet cubicle. The ticket inspector knocks on the door, it
opens, and a hand comes out holding a single ticket. The inspector
stamps the ticket and carries on.
A few weeks later they all go to another conference. The lawyers
this time decide that they will buy one ticket between them, but
the engineers buy no ticket at all.
Again, the lawyers say, "How will you get away with
"Ah, you will see."
When the ticket inspector comes round the lawyers all go and lock
themselves in the cubicle. One of the engineers then walks up and
knocks on the door.
Of course, any normal person would just buy their own ticket, thus
not forcing up prices for everyone else, and have a good kip in