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  1. #1 Fifty bucks is fifty bucks 
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    >Fred and his wife Marianne went to the state fair every year,
    >
    >And every year Fred would say,
    >
    >'Marianne,I'd like to ride in that helicopter'
    >
    >Marianne always replied,
    >
    >'I know Fred, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
    >
    >And fifty bucks is fifty bucks'
    >
    >In 2038 Fred and Marianne went to the fair, and Fred said,
    >
    >'Marianne, I'm 85 years old.
    >
    >If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance'
    >
    >To this, Marianne replied,
    >
    >"Fred 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.'
    >
    >Fred and Marianne 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 Fred and said,
    >
    >'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.
    >
    >I'm impressed!'
    >
    >Fred replied,
    >
    >'Well, to tell you the truth,
    >
    >I almost said something when Marianne fell out,
    >
    >But you know,
    >
    >"Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!'
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    >Fred and his wife Marianne went to the state fair every year,
    >
    >And every year Fred would say,
    >
    >'Marianne,I'd like to ride in that helicopter'
    >
    >Marianne always replied,
    >
    >'I know Fred, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
    >
    >And fifty bucks is fifty bucks'
    >
    >In 2038 Fred and Marianne went to the fair, and Fred said,
    >
    >'Marianne, I'm 85 years old.
    >
    >If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance'
    >
    >To this, Marianne replied,
    >
    >"Fred 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.'
    >
    >Fred and Marianne 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 Fred and said,
    >
    >'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.
    >
    >I'm impressed!'
    >
    >Fred replied,
    >
    >'Well, to tell you the truth,
    >
    >I almost said something when Marianne fell out,
    >
    >But you know,
    >
    >"Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!'
    That was good.My first chuckle of the morning !
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