Baz and his wife Edna went to the local agricultural show every year and every year Baz would say, ‘Edna, I’d like to ride in that helicopter’.
Edna always replied, ‘I know Baz, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars and fifty dollars is fifty dollars’
One year Baz and Edna went to the show, and Baz said, ‘Edna, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance’.
To this, Edna replied, “Baz 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 cent! But if you say one word it’s fifty dollars.’
Baz and Edna 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 Baz and said, ‘Strueth, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’
Baz replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Edna fell out, but you know, ‘Fifty dollars is fifty dollars!’