Suppose two observers are in relative motion each carrying a meter stick in a position parallel to the relative motion. Each observer on measurement finds the other's stick shorter than his. On a lighter note; isn't this situation similar to a situation in which "A" waves his hand to "B", in the rear of a moving vechicle driving away from "B". "A" says "B" gets smaller and "B" says "A" gets smaller? However, by the Lorentz transformation equations, the length of a body transverse to relative motion is measured the same by all inertial observers. So how is the above apparent paradox resolved?