Microsoft engineers and three Apple employees are traveling by train
to a computer conference. At the station, the three Microsoft
engineers each buy tickets and watch as the three Apple employees buy
only a single ticket.
"How are three people going to
travel on only one ticket?" asks a Microsoft engineer.
and you'll see," answers the Apple employee.
all board the train. The Microsoft engineers take their respective
seats, but all three Apple employees cram into a restroom and close
the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed, the T.C
comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and
says, "Ticket, please."
opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand.
The T.C takes the ticket and moves on.
Microsoft engineers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea.
So after the conference, the Microsoft engineers decide to do the
same on the return trip and save some money.
get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To
their astonishment, the Apple employees don't buy any ticket, at all.
are you going to travel without a ticket?" asks one perplexed
and you'll see," answers an Apple employee.
board the train the three Microsoft engineers cram into a restroom
and the three Apple employees cram into another one nearby. The train
afterward, one of the Apple employees leaves his restroom and walks
over to the restroom where the Microsoft engineers are hiding. He
knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please..."