50 bucks is 50 bucks
Lois and Stan have been married for 35 years and every year they go to the state fair when it's in town. This year they have a new ride called 'The Helicopter ride'. $50 for a ride in the helicopter for 25 minutes. Stan really wants to ride it so he asks his wife if they can go. She declines saying that '50 bucks is 50 bucks and we shouldn't spend it on something so frivolous'. He is visibly upset but understands so they go on with the day. The next year they go back and the ride is there again. Of course Stan is excited and asks her again, but his wife denies him again. The helicopter pilot overhears them arguing this time and he hasn't had much business so he offers a proposition. He says, 'I'll tell you what. I'll give you a helicopter ride for free. There is only one stipulation... You have to stay completely silent for the entire ride. If you utter one word, I'll have to charge you for the ride.' The talk it over for a few minutes and decide to go for it. They climb into the helicopter and the pilot immediately shoots it up like a freight elevator. Then for the next 25 minutes he does a series of complicated loops and maneuvers to try to scare the hell out of them. To his surprise they don't utter a single syllable the entire ride. He lands the helicopter and says to Stan, 'I've got to hand it to you, you were completely silent. How did you do it?' Stan responds, 'Well it was easy at first, and I almost said something when Lois fell out on the first loop. But 50 bucks is 50 bucks!'
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