Sue and Bob, a pair of tight wads, lived in the Midwest and had been married for years. Bob had always wanted to go flying. The desire deepened each time a barnstormer flew into town to offer rides. Bob would ask, and Sue would say, “No way, $10 is $10.”
The years went by and Bob figured he didn’t have much longer, so he got Sue out to the show, explaining that it’s free to watch, “so let’s at least watch.” And once he got there, the feeling became real intense, and Sue and Bob started arguing.
The pilot, between flights, overheard, listened to their problem and said, “I’ll tell you what, I’ll take you up flying, and if you don’t say a word the ride is on me, but if you make one sound, you pay $10.”
So off they flew. The pilot was doing as many rolls and dives as he could, heading to the ground as fast as the plane could go and pulling out of the dive at the very last second. Not a word. Finally he admitted defeat and went back the airport.
“I’m surprised, why didn’t you say anything?”
“Well I almost said something when Sue fell out, but $10 is $10 dollars.”