It was entertainment night at the senior citizens’ center. After the community sing along led by Frank at the piano, it was time for the star of the show – “Larry the Hypnotist”. Larry explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance.
“Each and every one of you and all at the same time.” he said.
The excited chatter dropped to silence as Larry carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
“I want you to keep your eyes on this watch” he said, 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 Larry.
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 movement of the gently swaying watch. They were hypnotized.
Then, suddenly, the chain broke! The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact!
“SHIT!” said Larry.
It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens’ Center, and Larry was never invited again… 👿