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 kee!p 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 days to clean up the senior center.