Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred would say, â€œEdna, Iâ€™d like to ride in that there airplane.â€ And every year Edna would say, â€œI know Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars.â€
One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, â€œEdna, Iâ€™m 71 years old. If I donâ€™t ride that airplane this year I may never get another chance.â€ Edna replied, â€œFred that there airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars.â€
The pilot overheard them and said, â€œFolks, Iâ€™ll make you a deal. Iâ€™ll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say one word, I wonâ€™t charge you, but if you say one word itâ€™s ten dollars.â€
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, â€œBy golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didnâ€™t.â€
Fred replied, â€œWell, I was going to say something when Edna fell out of the plane, but ten dollars is ten dollars.â€