The State Fair

Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cape_Cod_biplane.JPGHarold and his wife Margaret went to the State Fair every year, end every year without fail, Harold would say, “Margaret, I’d like to ride in that there airplane”.

Every year Margaret would respond, “I know, Harold, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars”.

Well, one year Harold and Margaret went to the fair, and Harold said, “Margaret, I’m 71 years old. If I don’t ride that airplane this year I may never get another chance”.

Margaret replied, “Harold, that there airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars”.

The pilot overheard them and said, “Folks, 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 ten dollars”.

Harold and Margaret agree and up they go in the airplane.

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.

Finally they land, and the pilot turns to Harold, “By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn’t”.

Harold replied, “Well, I was gonna say something when Margaret fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars”.


Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cape_Cod_biplane.JPG

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