The Helicopter Ride
Rich took his wife Susan to the state fair every year, and every time she would say to him, "Rich, you know that I'd love to go for a ride in that helicopter."
Rich would always reply, "I know that Susan, but that helicopter ride is 50 dollars and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."
One year, they went to the fair, and Susan put her foot down and said to Rich, "Rich, 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 Rich replied, "Susan, you know that helicopter 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."
Rich and Susan agreed and up they went in the helicopter.
The pilot performed all kinds of fancy moves and tricks, but not a word was said by either Rich or Susan. 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 Susan 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!"
Susan replied, "Well to be honest, I almost said something when Rich fell out, but you know 50 dollars is 50 dollars!"