It was entertainment night at the Senior Center.
Claude, the hypnotist, exclaimed: "I'm here to put you all into a
trance. I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience."
His excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful
antique pocket watch from his coat. The polished metal gleamed in the light.
Claude, the hypnotist, said: "I want you each to keep your eyes on
this antique watch. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for
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 shimmering off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes
followed the swaying watch, until, suddenly, it slipped from the
hypnotist's fingers and fell to the floor shattering into a hundred pieces.
"SHIT!" said the hypnotist.
It took three days to clean up the Senior Center.