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A Helicopter Ride
Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year.
Every year Morris would say, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."
Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but the helicopter ride is 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars.
One year Esther and Morris went to the fair and Morris said, "Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride in that helicopter, I might never get another chance."
To this, Esther replied, "Morris that helicopter is 50 dollars, and 50 dollars is 50 dollars."
The pilot overheard the couple and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take both of you up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you anything! But if you say one word, it's 50 dollars."
Morris and Esther agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy manoeuvres, but not a word was heard.
He even did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!"
Morris replied, "Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, 50 dollars is 50 dollars.