This is an old one, but I modified it to fit me and thought it funny enough to share with you.
Teddy and his wife Becky went to the state fair every year, and every year Teddy would say, ‘Becky, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.’
Becky always replied, ‘I know Teddy, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.’
One year Becky and Teddy went to the fair, and Teddy said, ‘Becky, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.’
To this, Becky replied, ‘Teddy that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.’
The pilot overheard the couple and said, ‘Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take 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.’
Teddy and Becky 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 Teddy and said, ‘By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’
Teddy replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Becky fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!’
Another story shared with you by Teddy Burriss – I hope you enjoyed it.