When one of the PHDs, the lookout, said "here comes the
all of the PHDs went into the bathroom. The MDs were puzzled.
The conductor came aboard, said "tickets please" and got tickets
from all the MDs. He then went to the bathroom and knocked on the
door and said "ticket please". The PHDs stuck the ticket under
the door. The conductor took it and moved on. A few minutes
the PHDs came out of the bathroom. The MDs felt really stupid.
On the way back from the conference, the group of MDs decided that
they would try that method, too. They bought one ticket for
group. They met up with the PHDs in the same car.
Again, the MDs started snickering at the PHDs. This time NONE of
the PHDs had tickets. When the lookout said "Conductor coming!",
all the PHDs went to one bathroom and all the MDs went to the
Before the conductor came on board, one of the PHDs left their
bathroom, knocked on the MDs bathroom, and said "ticket please."
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