On a train to a large computer convention there were a bunch of PC users and a bunch of Mac users. Each of the Mac folks had a train ticket. The group of Mac users had only ONE ticket for all of them. The PC group started laughing, figuring the Mac users were going to get caught and thrown off the train. When one of the Mac users, the lookout, said "here comes the conductor", the entire Mac group went into the bathroom. The PC users were as puzzled as a first-time File Manager user. The conductor came aboard, said "Tickets, please," and got tickets from all the PC Users. He then went to the bathroom and knocked on the door and said "Ticket, please." The Mac users stuck the ticket under the door. The conductor took it and moved on. A few minutes later the Mac group came out of the bathroom. The PC users felt really stupid. On the way back from the convention, the group of PC users decided that they would try that method, too. They bought one ticket for the whole group. They met up with the Mac users in the same car. Again, the PC users started snickering at the Mac users. This time NONE of the Mac users had tickets. When the lookout said "Conductor coming!", the entire Mac group went to one bathroom and all the PC users went to the other bathroom. Before the conductor came on board, one of the Mac users left their bathroom, knocked on the PC users' bathroom, and said "Ticket, please."
This message was sent on 15 Apr 1996