Thursday, May 17, 2007

Train Ticket

Three women and three men are travelling by train to the football. At the station, the three men each buy a ticket and watch as the three women buy just one ticket. "How are the three of you going to travel on only one ticket?" asks one of the men.

"Watch and learn," answers one of the women. They all board the train. The three men take their respective seats but all three women cram into a toilet together 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 men see this happen and agree it was quite a clever idea; so, after the game, they decide to do the same thing on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the station they buy a single ticket for the return trip but see, to their astonishment, that the three women don't buy any ticket at all!!

"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed man. "Watch and learn," answer the women. When they board the train, the three men cram themselves into a toilet, and the three women cram into another toilet just down the way. Shortly after the train is on its way, one of the women leaves her toilet and walks over to the toilet in which the men are hiding.

The woman knocks on their door and says, "Ticket, please."

I'm still trying to figure out why men ever think they are smarter than women.

39 comments:

Melanie said...

oh, cousin, you shouldn't have, really.........!!!!!!!!!!!! :DD

Peajay said...

Melanie,

You know it's a fact. Let them prove otherwise.:D

Melanie said...

Right Peajay, what would they do without us??!!! :)
'course TB and AJ might start talkin about skullin pints at the pub and watchin the football games (soccer and Am. football)
...no wan ta be after them to eat veggies, be home on time, take out the trash/rubbish....!!! ;))

Impressive Pirates ad....we're all chompin at the bit....me kids even wanted ta git inta the spirit o' things and dress as pirates for the debut at the cinema....now I wonder who they git that from??!!! :))

anna said...

Like that one Peajay.... we won't include Jack Sparrow (the lovely Johnny Depp) in the not smart men tho' .... :D

anna said...

The World's End looks good.... can't wait.. savvy? :D

Peajay said...

Hi Anna
Completely Savvy!! Shall we have a little appreciation group for Johnny cos it so makes a change from having my Weather Pixie oggled by TB! ;D

anna said...

Yes.... Peajay... I'm always more than happy to appreciate the lovely Johnny in his many guises!! :D

A friend of mine bought me the Johnny Depp calendar for Christmas ... :)) So, I get a new Johnny in my kitchen every month!! :D

Melanie said...

Sounds nice Anna, the females in this household are jealous!;)
....I'm just looking at landscapes :( :))

Hi Peajay!

Peajay said...

Yep! Joining the jealous crew! Here we have Gallery of Britain, joy!! :D

anna said...

Where's your pixie gone Peajay?

Is she off out moonlighting?

Or has she jumped ship with Jack Sparrow?

Peajay said...

I'm still seeing her Anna and she's keeping good time so I don't know what happened. She's now forecasting from Luton so I'm not sure what that says about her character. :)

AJ Fife said...

Don't get it!!!!

AJ Fife said...

Jist got tae say:- this is one beezer of a blog site!!! Well done to Peajay!!!!

anna said...

AJ .. Peajay is casting aspersions on Luton... which has a bit of a reputation for being a chav town.

I'm sure you can think of similar places in Scotland :))

It is a great blog site Peajay... how do you get it into 3 columns?

Peajay said...

Hi Anna & AJ
Thanks for the compliment (is beezer complimentary?)

To gain three columns I went to:

http://hoctro.blogspot.com/2006/11/three-column-template-minima-orche.html

Downloaded and then uploaded. The only thing is you must back up your existing blog by going into your Dashboard-Template/Layout-Edit HTML and Download Full Template.
Another problem is that you may have to redo your widgets as they move around or not work. If you try uploading the 3 column and you don't like it you could then re-upload your existing template from your hard drive.
I hope that makes sense.

Melanie said...

Hi Peajay,

I have to agree, your blog is looking spectacular!! :D

Can't wait till you find some more things, so I can copy them! ;)))

talk with ya soon!!

Talking Bear said...

Well, I guess I should weigh in on this matter. Women do have a certain "leverage" over men. This "power" was created so we would chase or pursue them, other wise we would not put up with all of the "issues" that comes with woman. As far as smarter, well lets just say the jury is still out. I do think that it is woman who pushed us out of the cave mentality and into a civilized mindset. I am not so sure that it has been for the better. Woman has ALWAYS pushed man to bend or break the rules, starting with an apple. If that is smarter than I guess they are, but had they just obeyed the rules to start with, we all would be in a much better situation. And that is all I am going to say about who is smarter. Man is weaker becuase we just can not say no to the massive force of gravity caused by woman's mid-section.....;)

Peajay said...

Hi TB, nice to have you back with us. I thought my latest edition would elicit a response from you. :D I see you don't agree with the sentiment. 'Had they have just obeyed the rules to start with' we'd all still be running round buck naked in the Garden. You're just sore because we think outside the box. :D

Talking Bear said...

And us men think of the "box" only!

Talking Bear said...

And what is wrong with running around "buck naked?" At least we would know what we are getting into....;) I think the ladies would gain the most from shopping the bucks naked.....heheh.

anna said...

Do people in Bucks run around naked .... surely not .... its not that close to Luton.:)

Seriously, TB there is a nudist beach in Norfolk near where I and my family go for our holidays, just a couple of miles down the coast from us.

However, it takes a braver person than me to run around buck naked on the East Coast of England where it runs into the the North Sea..... it can get a mite nippy round the extremities! :D

Talking Bear said...

Anna, At least no one will be telling tales of 15 buggies, or whatever the rumor is going around. Naked by the north sea, one would be lucky to get just the thought of a buggy onboard. But the ladies would have just the opposite going on up top,...no? Anyway, it is good to see ya posting here, it adds to the flavor, yummy....;)

Talking Bear said...

It has become evident that there is a size difference between "budgies" and "buggies". And no one wanted to say anything, or they are just scared of the possibilities due to the fact that America grows things bigger than Scotland. I must admit the smaller,slower and softer approach of those across the pond sounds nice, but I perfer the bigger, faster and harder pace here in America. I guess that is why so many were upset when the yanks crossed the pond to help out in the last great war, and why so many yanks came home with lovely english ladies. Any thoughts on the matter?

Talking Bear said...

Where did everyone go????

Talking Bear said...

6 days and comments.....

Talking Bear said...

Day 7, no sign of help. No comments, not even a peep. At this rate I think I am stranded here........

Peajay said...

Hi TB,
Sorry you've been feeling lonely, been a bit swamped with work and people problems.
'scared of the possibilities due to the fact that America grows things bigger' I've seen the people, they're a whole lot bigger too, is that something to be boasting about. :D
How many Yanks didn't come home with their lovely English ladies but left 'them up the duff' with big promises. :D

Talking Bear said...

You are most likely right about some knuckelheads leaving their girls behind, shame on them. But a lot of Americans also have big hearts. And yes, we are a "fat" people. That is because many here are lazy and over feed. I would never leave my love behind, even if I had to move to her country. Anyway, I am glad to have you back.

Now, what kind of people problems can your big "corn feed" American brother help you with?

Peajay said...

Thank you corn fed one but alas not all problems are solvable.

I see you have yet another female admirer on your blog. You bring out the maternal in your women. ;)

I'm off on my vacation on Friday and (shock! Horror!) not taking laptop so won't be keeping up with you for a fortnight, can you manage to amuse yourslf while I'm away (keeping it clean and polite of course). I'll be leaving Weather Strumpet in charge so you be gentle. :D

Talking Bear said...

I will miss you. And I will be gentle as I always am with the ladies. I am sure they like me for my brain opposed to my braun. Anyway, we do have a few nights together....No?

Peajay said...

Yes, we still have a few nights together before I go. I'm sure I'd rather spend them with you than many others! :D

Talking Bear said...

Where are you heaed for your holiday? I am glad to hear you are not taking your laptop. I am heading back to NY at the end of the month. I can not believe how much I am traveling this year. Maybe one of these times I will get to cross the pond and we can hook up.

Peajay said...

I'm taking my parents to Scotland, we are staying in Bannockburn near Stirling.
As long as you recall what your house and family look like at the end of each trip then I guess travelling can be bearable. If the wee ones say 'Mommy, there's a strange looking guy at the door' then either you've been away to long or the milkman's started to call again!! :D
Are these trips all expenses paid with business class and on tap hostesses (I heard about the last trip) or is it cattle class, bring your own refreshments?
Should you cross the pond again I would be so happy to 'hook up'! Can't think of anything nicer.

Melanie said...

Peajay, .....the milkman's starting to call, AGAIN??!!!! you're going to get me into trouble.....and I'm so glad you didn't have a mis-type and spell "lap" hostesses!!! ;DD

Talking Bear said...

After the mysterious deaths of the last two milkmen, we have to go to the store now to get milk. Lap-tap and slap, it is all good when it comes with a smile. You two girls are just to much......;)

Melanie said...

Have a great holiday, Peajay!!! Can't wait to see the photos!!!

Peajay said...

Now TB, I'd have thought a good ole corn fed boy would have had his own cow (exclude any references to Mel as a heifer please) I guess ya peppered them varment milkies fulla holes and left the rest tremblin'. Does that make them milk shakes!! :D
The lap-tap slap is so reminiscent of slip-slap-slop that it engenders thoughts I don't wish to pursue. :D
Thanks Melanie, I'll take loads and give you a taster of AJ's land in 2007 where the clan AJ are threatening domination through populating Fife single handedly. :DD

Talking Bear said...

PJ, I am not sure what the slip-slap-slop is all about, nor do I care to know. Like you, just the sound of it seems naughty beyond that of what a nice country boy like me could bear. Anyway, I hope you have a great trip and enjpoy the time away from the computer maddness.

Melanie said...

Welcome home Peajay!!!! :DDDDD