A famous hypnotist was performing in a large auditorium full of people
one night. He began to speak in a soft and steady voice over the loud-
speaker system. "Listen to the sound of my voice...", he kept repeating,
"the sound of my voice... every word is a command... the sound of my voice..."
Pretty soon, he had every single person in the audience completely
mesmerized, each one hanging on his every word.
Needing to take a quick piss, he announced "I will have
to leave the stage for a moment, but you will all remain in a trance while I
am gone" And then he repeated the words "the sound of my voice... every word
is a command." As he turned to go, he tripped over the microphone cord,
landed on his ass, and yelled "SHIT!".