Last year I blogged about hypnotizing chickens. Recently, I visited a friend with a small homestead farm. As the 10 or so guys in our group sat around the kitchen table, I found myself talking about the phenomena. Guys being guys, I was immediately challenged.
“Prove it!” they said.
I immediately felt butterflies in my stomach. It was, after all, only a story I’d heard. I had no idea if it was true. Furthermore, he had only a small herd of free-range turkeys to work with…no chickens.
But, the die was cast. I’d set myself up for a big fall with my bragging. I now had no choice but to accept the ridicule or amazement that would follow if I tried to prove it.