Fifty Bucks is Fifty Bucks
Without fail, every year Bob and Betty went to the State Fair.
Also without fail Bob would plead with Betty to take the romantic helicopter ride over the lake.
Betty's response each time was, I know you want us to ride the helecopter but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks.'
Years passed, and on his 85th birthday Bob once again appealed to Betty to take that romantic helicopter ride.
He said, "Betty, I'm 85 years old.If I don't go soon on that helicoptor ride I may never get the chance again."
Betty replied, as usual, "Bob, that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks."
This time the helicopter pilot overheard the conversation. He decided to help Bob while having a bit of fun by making an offer that Betty could not refuse.
"Folks, Today only I have a birthday special. I can take both of you for free with one condition. You both remail silent during the entire trip. BUT One word from either of you and the fee will be 50 bucks."
Betty immediately agreed. Bob was elated as they both climed aboard the hovering craft.
The pilot performed every outrageous, dizzying, and daring flying manuever he knew to force his passengers to shout or cry out but neither Bob nor Betty made a sound.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Bob and said, "You are amazing, I did everything I could to get you to yell or scream but you didn't. I'm impressed. Your ride is on me!"
Bob sheepishly responded,
'To tell the truth, I was real close to mentioning something when Betty fell out, but you know, Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!'