At the station, the three accountants each buy tickets and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket.
“How are you three going to travel on only one ticket?”, one of the accountants asks.
“Watch and you would see”, answers one of the engineers.
They all board the train. The three accountants take their respective seats, but the three engineers all 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 such a clever idea. So after the conference, they decide to copy the engineers and purchase a single ticket on the return journey to save money.
When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket there. To their amazement, the engineers buy no tickets at all. One of the accountants asks, “How are you going to travel without any ticket?”
“Watch and you will see”, one of the engineers replies. When they board the train, the three accountants cram into one restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.
Shortly after it has departed, one of the engineers leaves his place and walks over to the restroom where the accountants are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, “Ticket please”.