Southern Ingenuity – Humor

When Velma sent me this one, I laughed.  Just reading it now, I’m thinking “Southern Ingenuity or theft?”.  Either way, it’s a good story.  

Southern  Ingenuity 

One morning 3 South Carolina good old boys and 3  Yankees were in a ticket line at the  Spartanburg train station  heading to  Columbia for a big football game. 

The 3 Northerners each bought a ticket and watched  as the 3 Southerners bought just one ticket among  them. 

“How are the 3 of you going to travel  on one 1 ticket?” asked one of the Yankees. 

“Watch and learn” answered one of the boys from  the South. 

When the 6 travelers boarded the  train, the 3 Yankees sat down, but the 3 Southerners  crammed into a bathroom together and closed the  door. 

Shortly after the train departed, the  conductor came around to collect tickets. 

He  knocked on the bathroom door and said, “tickets please.”  the door opened just a crack and a single arm emerged with  a ticket in hand. The Conductor took it and moved  on. 

The Yankees saw this happen and agreed  it was quite a clever idea.. Indeed, so clever that they  decided to do the same thing on the return trip and save  some money. 

That evening after the game when  they got to the Columbia train station, they bought a  single ticket for the return trip while to their  astonishment the 3 Southerners didn’t buy even 1  ticket. 

“How are you going to travel without  a ticket?” asked one of the perplexed Yankees. 

“Watch and learn”, answered one of the Southern  boys. 

When they boarded the train the 3  Northerners crammed themselves into a bathroom and the 3  Southerners

crammed themselves into the other bathroom  across from it. 

Shortly after the train  began to move, one of the Southerners left their bathroom  and walked quietly over to the Yankee’s bathroom. He  knocked on the door and said “ticket please”.  

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