An insurance surveyor, a lawyer and a workshop manager are traveling in the countryside. Weary, they stop at a small town hotel. “I only have two rooms, so one of you will have to sleep in the animal shed,” the hotel manager says.

The workshop manager volunteers to sleep in the shed, goes outside, and the others go to bed.

In a short time they’re awakened by a knock. It’s the workshop manager, who says, “There’s a cow in that barn. I’m a Hindu, and it would offend my beliefs to sleep next to a sacred animal.”

The lawyer says that he’ll sleep in the barn.

The others go back to bed, but soon are awakened by another knock.

It’s the lawyer who says, “There’s a pig in the barn. I’m Muslim, and cannot sleep next to an unclean animal.”

So the insurance surveyor is sent to the barn.

It’s getting late, and the others soon fall asleep.

But they’re awakened by an even louder knocking. They open the door and are surprised by what they see: It’s the cow and the pig!