Val Yoopact, email

DOUGLAS and his wife Jane went to the local fair every year, and each time Douglas would say: “Jane, I’d like to ride in that aeroplane.” And Jane always replied: “I know Douglas, but that plane ride costs $50 dollars, and y’know, $50 is $50.”

But one year Douglas and Jane went to the fair and Douglas said: “Jane, I’m 85 years old.

If I don’t ride that aeroplane I might never get another chance.” Jane replied: “That plane ride costs $50, and y’know, $50 is $50.”

Now the pilot overheard them and said: “Guys, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take you both up for a ride.

If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say one word, I won’t charge you, but if you say one word it’s $50.”

So Douglas and Jane agreed and up they went.

The pilot did all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word was heard. He did all his tricks over again, but still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot turned to Douglas and said: “Wow, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn’t.”

Douglas replied: “Well, I was gonna say something when Jane fell out, but y’know, $50 is $50.”