Norman and his wife Helen went to the fair every year, and every year Norman would say, “Helen dear, I'd like to ride in that helicopter.”
Helen always replied, 'I know Norman, but that helicopter ride is £50 , and £50 is £50'
One year Norman and Helen went to the fair, and Norman said, 'Helen, I'm 85years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.'
To this, Helen replied, 'Norman that helicopter ride is £50, and £50 is £50.'
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 £50.'
Norman and Helen 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 Norman and said, 'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!'
Norman replied, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Helen fell out, but you know, £50 is £50!'