Ten Dollars is Ten Dollars

It's good to have your priorities in order. Especially as we become older, and expectantly wiser? Knowing the value of money is important. Knowing the value of time is huge too! With age comes wisdom, for some at least. What about for George, Ralph, and Antonio? Read on to find out.

Ten Dollars is Ten Dollars

George and his wife Bessie went to the county fair every year. This was their "big" event of the year. In fact, it was the closest thing they ever had to a vacation.

And each year George would say to Bessie, "I sure would like to ride in that there crop dustin', acrobatic airplane." And each year Bessie would say, "I know George, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars. And ten dollars is ten dollars."

After many years, George and Bessie went to the fair as usual, and George said, "Bessie, I'm 81 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year, I may never get another chance."

Bessie replied, "George, that there airplane ride costs ten dollars. And ten dollars is ten dollars."

The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I've seen you here year after year. I know you've been wanting to ride in my airplane all that time. I also know that money is pretty important to you, and you don't part with it lightly."

"Tell you what, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can both keep quiet for the entire ride, and not say one word, I won't charge you a thing. But if you say even one word, it'll cost you ten dollars."

George and Bessie agreed. They got in the plane and took off. The pilot did all kinds of twists, turns, rolls, and dives, but he didn't hear a peep from George or Bessie. He tried his fastest upside roll and it was still quiet from the back.

colorful bi-plane

When they landed, the pilot looked at George: "Well, I don't believe it George, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell, but you didn't."

George replied, "Well, I was going to say something when Bessie fell out of the airplane...."

"But, ten dollars is ten dollars."

Please Kiss the Frog

Two old guys are playing tennis. At one point, the ball rolls into some bushes and, when Antonio Alexander goes to retrieve it, he is confronted by a frog claiming to be the beautiful princess Alexis Elfresen, who has been turned into a frog by the mischievous wizard Adolfus Zimmertop. If Antonio will kiss her, the frog assures him, she will revert to her natural princess state and marry him, and they'll both live happily ever after.

Antonio pockets the frog and returns to the game. After a bit, the frog, inside his pocket croaks, "Sir, did you forget about me? I'm the beautiful princess Alexis, turned into a frog by that evil wizard. If you kiss me . . ." etc., etc.,

Antonio replies, "Dear lady frog, I will be completely honest with you. I have reached the age at which I would rather have a talking frog, than a new wife who thinks she's a princess."

frog sitting on a lilly pad

Can You Hear Me?

Ralph Greenspan, an elderly gentlemen, and was wondering if his wife Marta had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her lounge chair. He spoke softly to her, "Marta, can you hear me?"

There was no response.

So, he moved a little closer and said again, "Marta, can you hear me?"

There was still no response.

Finally he moved right behind her and said, "Marta, can you hear me?"

And she replied,

"For the third time, Yes Ralph! I can hear YOU!"

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