The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

It was entertainment night at the senior center and the Amazing
Claude was topping the bill. People came from miles around to see
the famed hypnotist do his stuff. As Claude went to the front of the
meeting room, he 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 the audience.”
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 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, breaking into a
hundred pieces.

Shit!” said the Hypnotist…

It took three weeks to clean up the senior center.

“I’ve just learned about his illness.
Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.”
Irvin S. Cobb

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