Stoney and his wife, Shirley, went to the State Fair every year. Every year Stoney would say, "Shirley, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year Shirley would say, "I know, Stoney, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."
One year, Stoney and Shirley went to the fair and Stoney said, "Shirley, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year, I may never get another chance." Shirley replied, "Stoney, that there airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."
The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say one word, I won't charge you. But if you say one word, it's ten dollars." Stoney and Shirley agreed and up they go.
The pilot does all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard. He does all his tricks over again, but still not a word. They land and the pilot turns to Stoney, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't."
Stoney replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when Shirley fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."