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Old 03 July 2007, 08:59 PM
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Ponder Einstein's lost train ticket

Comment: I've seen this e-mail story about Albert Einstein before. Is it
true?

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor
came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he
came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find
his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he
looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat
beside him. He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, "Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you
are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it."


Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle
punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned
around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking
under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, "Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't
worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure
you bought one."

Einstein looked at him and said, "Young man, I too, know who I am. What I
don't know is where I'm going."
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Old 03 July 2007, 09:04 PM
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Sounds like a joke similar to the driver story on the main site.
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Old 18 July 2007, 06:31 PM
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Reminds me of this story:

Einstein asks conductor: "Excuse me, does New York stop by this train?".
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Old 18 July 2007, 09:26 PM
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Comment: I've seen this e-mail story about Albert Einstein before. Is it
true?

***snip***

The conductor said, "Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you
are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it."

***snip***

The conductor rushed back and said, "Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't
worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don't need a ticket. I'm sure
you bought one."
It's absolutely false. Apparently the write of this story has never ridden Jersey Transit before. Not only would the conductor make him buy a new ticket, he'd have charged him the $5 surcharge for not buying his ticket at the machine!
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