Bill and his wife Blanche go to the state fair every year,


And every year Bill would say,


" Blanche, I'd like to ride in that helicopter "


Blanche always replied,


" I know Bill, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,


And fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "


One year Bill and Blanche went to the fair, and Bill said,


" Blanche, I'm 75 years old.


If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance "


To this, Blanche replied,


" Bill that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks "


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 penny!


But if you say one word it's fifty dollars. "


Bill and Blanche 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 Bill and said,


" By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.


I'm impressed! "


Bill replied,


" Well, to tell you the truth


I almost said something when Blanche fell out,


But you know,


Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "