Tuesday, December 18, 2018


It was the Christmas Entertainment Night at the Senior Citizens' Center.  Jim and I thought it would be great fun so we went. After the Christmas Carol 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".  We all 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 gently swaying watch.  They were all hypnotized. 

And then suddenly, the chain broke!!!  The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact. 

"SHIT" said Claude. 

It took three days to clean up Jim and I and the Senior Citizens' Center.  And Claude was never invited back again.


Poor Jim, you see he sent this to me. What better way to
reward him than to make him part of the post.

Sorry Jim ... and Thanks!


  1. Whew! Good thing he didn't drop the F bomb. Still enjoying your daily posts - Thanks Odie.

  2. Yeah, but at that age, it isn't usually that easy.

    Good thing he didn't drop the F bomb

    Well, since they use Viagra for its original purpose, I'd say all the little old ladies would have been smiling through Epiphany.

  3. Edward, and I thank you for stopping by daily.

    Hmmm ... we'll have to do it again, but this time with the F bomb.

  4. Bwahahahahahahaha. I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a fabulous day, Odie. 🎄🎄🎄

  5. Sandee, thank you for the happy happy.


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