Three American and three Iranian engineers are traveling by train to
a conference. At the station, the three American each buy tickets
and watch as the three Iranians buy only a single ticket.
"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?", asked
one of the three American.
"Watch and you will see", answers one of the Iranaians .
They all board the train. The Americans take their respective
seats, but all three Iranians cram into the toilet and close the door
Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around
collecting tickets. He knocks on the toilet 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 American saw
this and agreed it was quite a clever idea.
So after the conference, the American decide to copy the Iranians
on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the
station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their
astonishment, the Iranians don't buy a ticket at all.
"How are you going to travel without a ticket?", asks one
"Watch and you will see", says one of the Iranians .
When they board the train the three Americans cram into a toilet
and the three Iranians cram into another one nearby. The train
Shortly afterward, one of the Iranians leaves his toilet and walks
over to the toilet where the Ameican are hiding. He knocks on the
door and says,"Ticket, please."