Morris and his wife, Ester, went to the state fair every year. And every year, Morris would say, "Ester, I'd like to ride in that airplane."
"I know, Morris," Ester would reply, "but that airplane ride cost $50, and $50 is $50."
One year, the couple went to the fair and Morris said, "Ester, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that airplane, I might never get another chance."
"Morris", Ester replied, "that airplane ride cost $50, and $50 is $50."
The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal."
I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire
ride and not say one word, I won't charge you. But if you say even one word, it's $50." Morris and Ester agreed, and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word was heard. He did all his tricks again and still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell, but you didn't."
"Well," Morris replied, "I was going to say something when Esther fell out, but $50 is $50.
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