An elderly man and his wife went to the state fair every year, and every year the husband would say, “Dear, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.”
And his wife always replied, “I know Dear, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”
One year, the old couple visited the fair, and the husband said, “Dear, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter today, I might never get another chance.”
His wife replied, “Dear, that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”
The pilot overheard the couple and said, “Folks, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word, I won’t charge you a penny! But if you say one word the ride will cost you fifty dollars.”
The couple agreed.
The pilot, who had a bent sense of humor, did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard from the couple in the back.
The helo pilot performed daredevil tricks, but still not a word from the couple.
When they landed, the pilot turned to the husband and said, “Shit, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!”
The husband replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”