CobraBoy (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 03:40:39 -0700

On a train to a large conference there were a bunch of MDs and a
bunch of PHDs. Each of the MDs had a train ticket. The group
of PHDs
had only ONE ticket for all of them. The MDs started laughing,
figuring the PHDs were going to get caught and thrown off the

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
the whole
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."


-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- "I beg your pardon!" said the Mouse, frowning, but very politely: "Did you speak?" "Not I!" said the Lory hastily. ...Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-