$50 is $50
Friday, August 25, 2006
Morris and his wife, Esther, went to the state fair every year. Each year, he would ask if they could take the helicopter ride and she would say,
"Morris, it costs $50 and you know $50 is $50. We cannot afford it".
Finally, they were at the fair again and Morris asked if they could take the helicopter ride this year, as he was 85 now and there may not be another chance.
"No, Morris, $50 is $50 and we can't afford it."
The pilot overheard them talking and told them if they would keep quiet during the ride, he would take them both and there would be no charge. If they said a word at all, then it would be $50. They talked it over and agreed. So, up they went.
The pilot went through fancy maneuvers, up and down and over, but nothing was said. He did the loops again but nothing. When they landed, He turned to Morris and said,
"There is no charge. I am impressed that you stayed quiet."
Morris replied, "I was going to say something when Esther fell out.... but, $50 is $50."