My SassyHubby and I adore movies and try and take turns picking the evenings entertainment. I love the entire experience, the story telling, the dark, the popcorn and the chance to unplug from the real world. There aren’t many movies I don’t enjoy. This past week it was my SassyHubby’s turn to pick the flick. He decided on “Now You See Me”.
Are you familiar with this movie? Basically a bunch of smart ass kids use their magic skills to create havoc and commit some super smart crimes. Maybe it was because I was so tired, maybe it was because magic kind of freaks me out, but this particular film did nothing for me. It did however spur on an interesting conversation. Even though magic gives me the heebie jeebies, I am fascinated by the idea of hypnosis. Some random person snaps your fingers and suddenly you are clucking like a chicken or singing your heart out like you own centre stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Embarrassing! Would I ever allow myself to be hypnotized in one of those kitschy magic shows? Nope. Well, unless the hypnotist could cure my ridiculous fear of the dentist. But what if I could hypnotise my Hubby? Now there’s a thought! What kind of power would I want over him? So easy. I’d snap my fingers or use the special code word and I’d use that power to have my Hubby spontaneously do a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher without being asked, or maybe vacuum! Hawt! The possibilities are endless!
When I posed the question to girlfriends; “If you had the power to hypnotize that man of yours, what would you get him to do?” The answers were eerily similar. Everything from getting that man to spontaneously pick his underwear up off the floor, to helping with dinner.
Then I asked my man the hypnosis question. Can you guess what a man would do if he had the power of a hypnotist? Let’s just say his snapping fingers would not result in more home cooked meals or cleaner sheets. As a matter of fact, his answer was not “clean” at all! Ha! Once again I am reminded Men are really just teenage boys in disguise and I have one more reason to stay clear of magicians and hypnotists!
If you had the power of a hypnotist? What would you get your loved one to do?