Fred & his wife, Edna, went to the fairgrounds where they have airplane rides for $10. Every year Fred would say, “Edna I’d like to ride in that airline” and every year Edna would say, “I know Fred, but airline rides cost ten dollars and ten dollars is ten dollars.”
A year later. Fred and Edna went back to the fairgrounds. Fred said again, “Edna, I’m 71 years old. If I don’t ride that airline this year I may never get another chance.”
Edna replied, “Fred that there airline 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, and if you stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word, there won’t be a charge; but if you speak at all, I’ll have to charge you ten dollars.”
Fred and Edna agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but he didn’t hear a peep from Fred and Edna. So, he did all the tricks over again, but still not a word.
They landed and the pilot turned 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, but ten dollars is ten dollars!”