BUFF SCOTT, JR.
Jerry, Gertrude, & Fifty Dollars
Jerry and his wife Gertrude went to the State Fair every year, and every year Jerry would say, “Gertrude, I’d really like to ride in that helicopter.”
Gertrude always replied, “I know, Jerry, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”
One year Jerry and Gertrude went to the Fair, and Jerry said, “Gertrude, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.”
To this, Gertrude replied, “Jerry, 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 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."
Jerry and Gertrude 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 Jerry and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!”
Jerry replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Gertrude fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”
______ P. S. Someone might wish to transfer this story to a different section. It has nothing to do with Theology—I assume.