> The Hypnotist at a Senior Home > > It was entertainment night at the senior citizens' center. > > After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, > it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist! > > Claude explained that he was going to put the whole > audience into a trance. > > > "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." > said Claude. > > The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully > withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket > watch and chain. > > "I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, > holding the watch high for all to see. > > "It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in > my family for six generations" said Claude. > > He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while > quietly chanting, "Watch the watch --- Watch the watch ----Watch the > watch." > > The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and > forth. > > The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its > gleaming surfaces. > > A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of > the gently swaying watch. > > They were hypnotized. > > And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!! > > The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on > impact" > > "CRAP" said Claude. > > It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens ' > Center and Claude was never invited there again.