SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Jack and his wife Carol went to the state fair every year, and every year Jack would say, ‘Carol, I’d like to ride in that helicopter’.
Carol always replied, ‘I know Jack, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks’.
One year Jack and Carol went to the fair, and Jack said, ‘Carol, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance’.
To this, Carol replied, “Jack 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.’
Jack and Carol 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 Jack and said, ‘By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’
Jack replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Carol fell out, but you know, “Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!’