Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred > would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year > Edna would say, "I know Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and > ten dollars is ten dollars." > > > > One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, "Edna, I'm 71 years > old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may never get another > chance." Edna replied, "Fred that there airplane ride costs ten dollars, and > ten dollars is ten dollars." > > > > 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 one word it's ten dollars." > > > > Fred and Edna agreed and up they go. The pilot does all kinds of twists > and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard. He does all his tricks > over again, but still not a word. > > > > They land and the pilot turns to Fred, "By golly, I did everything I could > think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't." > > > > Fred replied, "Well, I was going to say something when Edna fell out of > the plane, but ten dollars is ten dollars."