It was Entertainment Night at the Senior Center and the Amazing Claude was to appear.
A large crowd had gathered to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff.
Claude stood in front of his audience and announced,
“Unlike most hypnotists who invite two or three people up here to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of this audience.”
The excitement was electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat.
“I want you each to completely concentrate on this watch.
It’s a very special watch. It’s been in my family for six generations and has special powers.”
He began to swing the watch gently, back and forth, back and forth, while quietly chanting:
“Watch the watch, Watch the watch, Watch the watch .”
Slowly the crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed, the light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch.
Suddenly, it slipped from the hypnotist’s fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.
“CRAP !”, said the Hypnotist.
….it took three days to clean up the Senior Center.