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March 07, 2005

Fifty dollars

Morris and his wife Esther went to the State Fair every year. And every year Morris said, "Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter."

Esther always replied, "I know, Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars. And fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

One year Esther and Morris went to the fair and Morris said, "Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter today, I might never get another chance."

Esther gave her usual reply: "Morris, that helicopter ride is fifty dollars. And fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

The helicopter pilot overheard this exchange. So he told the couple, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire time and not say a word, I won't charge you. But if either of you says a single word, it'll cost you fifty dollars."

Morris and Esther agreed and so up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers - but not a word was heard. He did all of his dare-devil tricks more than once; still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot said to Morris, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you two to yell but you didn't. I'm impressed!"

Morris replied, "Well, I was going to say something when Esther fell out, but fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

Posted by joke du jour at March 7, 2005 09:45 PM

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