Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Thief with a Tantalizing Take

With the United States facing a recession, a lot of professionals are having difficulty earning a living, and perhaps are moving to Europe to practice their trade. In Italy, where a lot of bizarre social, cultural, and legal practices occur with nonchalant regularity, a hypnotist is on the loose tantalizing stores and shops by getting his shopping done without paying. In some cases, he withdraws money from bank counters without issuing a withdrawal document nor a card, and calmly walks away with the money.

Hypnosis is a trance-like state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are accepted by the subject. In most of these hypnosis situations, the subject is almost always a woman. Is it because women are more susceptible to the suggestions of men? Does the process work better on women? Is there a ready receptacle in a woman's brain wave that openly welcomes suggestions from men?

The incidents in Italy involve a bank clerk who gave out nearly 800 euros to a man who quietly took the money and walked out. The cashier doesn't even recall the incident. But the CCTV camera caught a footage and showed her apparently hypnotized by the thief, believed to be of Indian or North African descent. The hypnotist also mesmerized supermarket check-out staff to hand over the money from their cash registers. The only thing they recall is the thief leaning over and saying "Look into my eyes".

So if you happen to be in Europe, don't talk to strange men with funny accents nor look into their eyes. Think of a boyfriend or lover who cheated on you or who hurt you, and have not had the chance to get even with him. Use that memory to counter any suggestion the beady eyes might make and angle your right foot with the steel tipped toes aimed in the center of his crotch. And as he says "Look into my eyes" with all the alluring temptations of whatever sleazy suggestion, give him a donkey's kick right where he would fold up and groan. That would shake out some, if not most, of his hypnotic skills. Then you calmly walk away.



Anonymous said...

Women suffer from some kind of hypnotic trance whenever they are in a romantic situation. But in this particular case it is either animal magnetism of the hypnotist or plain stupidity of the hypnotized. Pardon my brutal assessment but I was not born diplomatic.

The Immortal said...

This is another one of those out of work psychiatrists or stage performers at some club or circus. Or he may be a rogue who learned the trade and uses it for whatever he fancies. I know of women who were sexually assaulted after being hypnotized, also in Europe. The world is getting to be stranger each year.

The Fitness Diva said...

Now that's funny!

By the way, as an American, just about all the men in Europe have funny accents when they're talking to me. lol.

Also, this guy is a genius!
If only he would use his powers for good..... ;)

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Anonymous,

I don't think it was stupidity or anything like that. Some people can really develop this power to mesmerize, man or woman. In my post I was just wondering why women are often the victims. I doubt if there was any romance here. :-)--Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

HI Immortal,

So many people out of work but not many of them are hypnotists. A rogue ...yes, that's possible. If he were a stage performer, he would be easily tracked. So he must have developed the skill for some medical purpose. Maybe he hypnotized himself and can't snap out of it. :-)

I heard of sexual assaults after hypnosis from Ireland, I think. Thanks for stopping by. :-)--Durano, done!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

You're right about strange accents. But I'm referring to those with deep penetrating voices, sometimes guttural, and where you get a weird feeling. I guess I didn't explain that well. I stand (or Blog?) corrected. :-)

It's a waste of talent, yes... should be used for better things than these cheap thrills. :-) --Durano, done!