Three Canadians and three Americans are traveling by train to a
hockey game. At the station, the three Americans each buy tickets
and watch as the three Canadians buy only a single ticket. "How are the three people
going to travel on only one ticket?" asks an American.
"Watch and you'll see," answers a Canadian. They all board the train.
The Americans take their respective seats but all three Canadians
cram into a bathroom and close the door behind them. Shortly after
the train has
departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets.
He knocks on the bathroom 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 Americans see this and agree it was quite a clever idea.
So after the game, they decide to copy the Canadians on the return
trip and save some money (being clever with money, and all that).
When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the
return trip. To their astonishment, the Canadians don't buy a ticket at all.
"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed
"Watch and you'll see," answers a Canadian. When they board the
train the three Americans cram into a bathroom and the three Canadians cram
into another bathroom nearby.
Once the train leaves the station, one of the Canadians leaves and
walks over to the bathroom where the Americans are hiding, knocks on the
door and says, "Ticket please."