Henry took his wife Vicky to the State Fair every year, and every time she would say to him, “Henry, you know that I’d love to go for a ride in that helicopter.”
But Henry would always reply, “I know that Vicky, but that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars.”
Finally one year they again went to the fair. And Vicky said to Henry, “Henry, you know I’m 87 years old now. If I don’t ride that helicopter this year, I may never get another chance.”
Once again Henry replied, “I know that Vicky, but you know that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars.”
This time the helicopter pilot overheard the couple’s conversation and said, “Listen folks, I’ll make a deal with you. I’ll take both of you for a ride; if you can both stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word I won’t charge you!
But if you say just one word, It’s 50 dollars.”
Vicky and Henry agreed and climbed aboard the helicopter.
The pilot performed all kinds of fancy moves and tricks, diving, stalling, spinning, but not one word was said by either Vicky or Henry.
The pilot did his death-defying tricks over and over again, but still there wasn’t so much as one word said.
When they finally landed, the pilot turned to Vicky and said….
“Wow! I’ve got to hand it to you. I did everything I could to get you to scream or shout out, but you didn’t. I’m really impressed!”
Vicky replied, “Well to be honest I almost said something when Henry fell out but, you know 50 dollars is 50 dollars!”