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Three lawyers and three engineers are travelling by train to a conference.At the station,the three lawyers each buy tickets and watch as the three engineers only buy a single ticket.
"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked one of the three lawyers."Watch and you'll see." answers one of the engineers.
They all board the train.The lawyers take their respective seats but all the 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 just opens 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 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.
To their astonishment,the engineers do not buy a ticket at all."How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asks one perplexed lawyer."Watch and you'll see," says one of the engineers.
When they board the train the lawyers crowd into the restroom and the engineers into another one nearby.The train departs.
Shortly afterwards,one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding.He knocks on the door and says"Ticket,please."
-- Chris (email@example.com), April 29, 1999
One day the Master announced that a young monk had reached an advanced state of enlightment. The news caused some stir. Some of the monks went to see the young monk. "We heard you are enlightened. Is that true?" they asked. "It is," he replied.
"And how do you feel?"
"As miserable as ever," said the monk.
-- zoobie (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 1999.