To paraphrase the old saying, fools rush in where sensible types like you and I fear to tread. Actually, fear might be too strong of a word, so let’s go with “be really careful” instead—like the guy in this story should have been, when he heard about a hypnotist act that sounded way too over-the-top to be true. What could possibly go wrong? I think you can guess the answer… (Note: the end of this story might seem a tad cruel to some readers, but hey, nobody ever said endings have to be happy.) I’ve visited this general topic before, so if this tale tickles your fancy you might want to check out last year’s “The Sleep Cure for A Male Mind“, which is somewhat similar. Enjoy!