Morris and his wife Mavis went to the state fair every year.
Every year they’d walk around the pavilions and watch the entertainment.
And every year Morris would say, “Mavis, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.”
Mavis always replied, “I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”
One year Mavis and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, “Mavis, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter soon, I might never get another chance.”
Mavis replied, “Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”
The pilot overheard the couple talking and felt sorry for them.
He 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 it’s fifty dollars.”
Morris and Mavis agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, “Wow, I did everything I possibly could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t.. I’m so impressed!”
Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Mavis fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”