There was once a priest of a rather large congregation. All was fairly well in church, but the offerings were nowhere near normal. So the priest decided to take some action. He tried group talk, asking nicely at the end of church, and just begging, but nothing seemed to work. Finally, as a last resort the priest decided to try hypnosis!
The next Sunday when came offering time, the priest brought out a gold watch on a chain, waved it back and forth and asked each person in the congregation to give 5 dollars in the offering plate. At the end of the service the priest was surprised to find a whole bunch of 5 dollar bills in the offering plates!
Surprised, the priest decided to try hypnosis again the next week, only this time with 10 dollar bills. So when came offering time he took out his gold watch and chain, waved it back and forth and asked each person in the congregation to give 10 dollar bills. At the end of the service he was ecstatic to find a whole bunch of 10 dollar bills!
With all the new money coming in the priest was starting to get a little greedy. He decided to try his hypnosis with 50 dollar bills!
So the next Sunday, when offering time came he took out his gold watch and chain, started waving it, and half way through his question, the chain broke and the watch fell to the ground. "Oh shit", the priest exclaimed.
It took a week to clean up the church.