It was entertainment night at the Senior
Claude the hypnotist exclaimed, "I'm here to put you into a
trance. I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the
The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a
beautiful, antique pocket watch from his coat. "I want you
each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It's a very
special watch. It's been in my family for six generations."
He began to swing the watch gently back and
forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch, watch the
watch, watch the watch.... "
The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and
forth, light gleaming off of its polished surface.
Hundreds of eyes followed the swaying watch until, suddenly,
it slipped from the hypnotist's fingers and fell to the
floor, breaking into pieces.
"OH CRAP" exclaimed the hypnotist.
It took three days to clean up the Senior Center!!
Claude was never invited back.