A famous hypnotist was hired, publicity distributed, and everyone was
pleased. † A few weeks later the meeting hall was packed, and the towns
people sat fascinated as the hypnotist withdrew a beautiful antique
He began to swing it gently back and forth while quietly chanting,
"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 town hall...