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    It was senior year of high school
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    For the final day of our Psychology class, my teacher invited a "mind bender" to come in and show us how hypnotism works
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    Anyone who wanted to volunteer to be hypnotized had to write their names on a small piece of paper which would then be randomly selected from a hat.
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    I felt that I NEEDED to be picked.
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    So obviously, I cheated and stuffed the hat with like 5 copies of my name
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    I still lost though
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    The day of The Hypnotism, we were all brought into a large conference room. All of the seats were arranged for an audience with space in the front for a small stage area for the hypnotist and his hypnotees.
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    The Hypnotist called all of the subjects to the front
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    The Hypnotist was married to our school career counselor and I believe his actual name was Mr Brody.
  11. β€’
    Mr Brody had 7 kids and this magician thing was a side job that he did on the weekends for extra money
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    Normally he was an office clerk and his lame magician outfit was essentially his employee uniform with an additional cape
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    Nevertheless I was GEEKED. I wanted to see some fucked up shit.
  14. β€’
    Mr Brody explained a bit about the history of hypnotismblahblah and THEN the show began
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    He started putting bitches under one by one
    He had them all close their eyes and kept repeating calming things to the group. As they started to relax, he would gently push their bodies to and frow in their seats to help guide them into "deep sleep"
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    BUT THEN in the greatest stroke of luck of ALL TIME
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    Jenny S fell violently ill while being pulled to deep sleep and had to be sent to the office
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    Before my teacher could even finish asking for another volunteer, my ass was walking to the front
  19. β€’
    I took Jenny S's seat with glee
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    For I knew that I was about to enter the spirit realm
  21. β€’
    Mr Brody had to get me caught up with the other 6 kids on stage who were already "under"
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    So he grabbed my arm, yanked it forward and yelled "SLEEP!!"
  23. β€’
    My body jerked violently forward and I was left in the same position as everyone else: bent forward in my chair in the "hypnotized position"
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    The only problem was... I was definitely still very much awake πŸ˜’
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    I didn't know what to do.
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    One of Mr Brody's kids was in the class
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    I didn't want to reveal her father to be a sham
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    So... I did what any other sheeple would do
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    I faked my way through the entire fucking show
  30. β€’
    Mr Brody lead us through dozens of exercises to prove how hypnotized we all were. Each more humiliating than the last
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    Towards the beginning, I was hypnotized into jumping up and screeching every time Mr Brody said "Great!"
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    At another point, we all were told to believe that we were dogs and could only communicate by crawling around on the floor and barking
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    Then I had to fight a kid who I believed had stolen my imaginary tuna sandwich
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    But the worst part of all was the fact that I am a HORRIBLE auditory learner and had to listen INCREDIBLY CAREFULLY to every instruction he gave so I wouldn't mess up and reveal my own fraudulence
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    At the end of the show, Mr Brody had us all run to the bathroom to splash water on our faces to "wake us up"
  36. β€’
    I ran faster than all the other hypnotees πŸƒπŸΎπŸšΆπŸšΆπŸšΆπŸ»πŸšΆπŸΌπŸšΆπŸ»πŸšΆπŸΌ
  37. β€’
    When I came back to class "in my right mind," I was welcomed by thunderous applause
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    Of course, I had to pretend I didn't remember what'd happened
  39. β€’
    A few of my classmates came up to me later and said that they didn't believe in hypnotism... Until they saw me up there
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    On the one hand I felt like a fraud
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    ....but on the other hand-- god DAMN I wish someone had recorded that shit! Apparently I gave the performance of my life πŸ˜‚
  43. β€’
    The moral of the story is, everyone has the potential to be a good actor under fire, you just have to find the right magician ✌🏾️