The preacher was dissatisfied with how little his congregation put in the collection plates on Sundays, so he learned hypnosis. He began preaching his sermons in a monotone. He swung a watch slowly in front of the lectern, and at the end of the sermon he said, "Give!" and the collection plate was full of twenty-do11ar bills. It worked for weeks.
The congregation sat mesmerized during the sermon, staring at the watch swinging, and when he said, "Giye!" they gave everything they had.
Then one Sunday, at the end of the sermon, the chain on the watch broke, and the preacher said, "Oh, crap!"