Ed and his wife Norma would 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! "