> > ED and NORMA > > > > Ed and his wife Norma go to the state fair every year, > > And every year Ed would say, > > "Norma, I'd like to ride in that helicopter" > > Norma always replied, > > "I know Ed , but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, > > And fifty bucks is fifty bucks!" > > One year Ed and Norma went to the fair, and Ed said, > > "Norma, I'm 75 years old. > > If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance" > > To this, Norma replied, > > "Ed, that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks" > > The pilot overheard the couple and said, > > "Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny! > > But if you say one word it's fifty dollars." > > Ed and Norma agreed and up they went. > > The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. > > He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, > > But still not a word . . . > > When they landed, the pilot turned to Ed and said, > > "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!" > > Ed replied, > > "Well, to tell you the truth > > I almost said something when Norma fell out, > > But you know, > > Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!"