It’s my MAGIC MONDAY and I want to show you the next trick. It’s wellknown, that bad boys like Genies, or bewitched substances like booze are captured in bottles. So you can capture bad things or persons who make you angry in a bottle and send them away from you too .
Origin: northern Germany, age unknown
Cost: a lot or nothing (why? see below)
Embarrassing factor: low to very high
How it works: Take an old bottle – no matter which size or material. I suggest a small plastic water bottle. Fill some vinegar into the bottle. Than take a paper sheet and write your fear or the name of a person on the sheet. Put the sheet in the bottle with the vinegar. Go or drive to a running water. This could be a creek, a river or the ocean (please note the tides and the waves). Throw the bottle into the running water while concentrating about your fear or the person who should disappear.
The running water will take away your wish and in theory your fear should be gone or the person who you dislikes should move from your place.
Practical experiences: This trick is tested twice, by my mom and by my granny. Both failed.
First my granny: She took the prepared bottle and tried to throw it away. Unfortunately her throw was pitiful and the bottle landed in the scrub on the creek. But it came worse. On the meadow by the creek also granny’s brother was on the move with his dog Falco. They saw the flying bottle and thought the granny want to play fetch . Falco got the bottle and retrieved it to granny’s brother. The brother took the bottle and said: Oh look what you found, there is a message from your auntie in the bottle… while my granny gots blushed and tried to sink into the floor. He read the bottle message (it was a name on it) and laughted like a monkey about the name and my granny’s home made magic…. and he told it to the whole clan, so my poor granny was a jackass for a while…
My mom tried to make it better than my granny. She prepared the bottle and they drove to Pontivy, there is the Nantes-Brest-Channel who is running to the ocean. They parked on the channel and my dad should throw it from the bridge. Dad said:
what a bullshit! Great idea!He did it and the bottle landed in the channel. Unfortunately two meter maids saw him and asked him why he is throwing garbage into the channel, that’s actionable. My dad thought it makes no sense and it’s absolutely not helpful to explain what he did, so he said nothing and let the meter maids hold their sermon. 10 minutes and 40 euros later they set him free and mom and dad were very silent on the homeward bound….
So please be careful if you throw your message bottle away…and maybe it’s better to have some wonga in the pocket or to be masqueraded while doing the trick. And if you found a bottle on the beach or on a river – don’t open it. The slogan “Open happiness” it’s only an advertising gimmick by coke…
HAVE A MAGIC MONDAY ALL
Do you fink I could do that wiff Alfie..BOL xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
…hmmm I’ve never heard about a kitty in a bottle ;o)
try a barrel over the Niagara Falls
…ahmmm his name is Alfie and not Bobby Leach :o) BOL!!!
BOL Easy your peeps are just the funniest. 40 Euros later …. ha ha … you crack us up. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
I’m glad it was in 2010 and the two “pirates” want only 40 bucks (same rate as for smoking in restricted area, or throwing garbage on the street) – now the rate is 60 bucks – I think for 60 bucks even Mr. Copperfield can do magic for you (a very small trick;o)
A wise cautionary tale there Easy…
hahaha yes…it’s magic … and to lose 40 bucks that’s black magic ;o)
Uhoh……your Dad lost a bit of wonga trying to cast a spell huh? Well, these things happen AND it makes for a fun story at a party – you might “mention” that one at the Valentine’s Ball – I’m sure it would be a hit!! Tee Hee
Happy Magic Monday !
I think I’m literally a hot dog if I tell the monkeyshines of my staff at the valentines party ;o) but we learnt something: there is no such thing as a free lunch – even doing magic ;o)
me too ;o)
That is quite some magic…Mom says this is a good trick.
Hugs Madi your BFFF
of course it is – if you are rich and if you haven’t a dog ;o)
Perhaps the vinegar was not strong enough…
oh good point… never use balsamic vinegar :o)
Oh wow!!! I can make a PERSON disappear?? I am gonna have to try this out! BOL!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota
you can…theoretical… but don’t forget your wallet :o) – just in case…and watch for ducks, swans , swimmers, submarines or luxury yachts before you throw the bottle ;o)
Thanks Easy for the warnin’ about the advertisin’ gimmick. I wills pass on this magic trick but if you finds one that works please shares with me I haves a few things I would likes to disappear. Hugs and nose kisses Chancy
maybe it works for you ? Wish I had a recipe for removing bad things to nowhere. But if I’ll find a trick – I will tell t to you – that’s for sure ;o)
I’m going to help collect some bottles as she needs quite a number of them even though we don’t have any creek, river or the ocean nearby. Mom said if worse comes to worst, she will throw those bottles into the huge monsoon drain. Btw, Mom is busy scribbling now.
oh Eva, hope your mom is carefully…imagine: 40 bucks for every bottle – that could be expensive ;o)
This is very dangerous, if the police or parks official catches you throwing trash on the river you’ll get a huge fine. You can imagine if you wrote “take my poverty away” and then you receive a fine?
That’d be disastrous lol
BOL! That’s then black magic or black humor or only a chapter of “sh*t happens” ? Think I should ask David Copperfield or Siegfried&Roy…
That is why magic is left to you pros!!!
haha that’s true Brian…ahhhm.. do you have the phonenumber of Harry Potter ?
I would like to try this. But I can’t twist the lid off the bottle. I have no thumbs.
hmmm… maybe you can write the words directly on a vinegar bottle?…our you can use a glass of mustache… there is vinegar included ,o)
Now I have to Google the names of all the Congress-critters and the other politicians in power. I’m gonna have writer’s cramp.
Great! I’ll bet the next step is: Kyla for president ;o) I would give you my vote – that’s for sure ;o) be careful with the bottles, it could be expensive, if you’ll get busted ;o) and sadly I have no magic trick for removing a writers cramp ;o)
You always make us laugh, Easy – cool trick.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Thanks – in theory all my tricks are cool – I always have some issues in practice :o)
Such a magical idea. NOT for your family, of course, but if I could try it, I would write MAILMAN on my paper. Then poof – that evil monster will not come back here and try to kill me.
Love and licks,
I agree – the mailman could be an assassin too – but without him we’ll get no parcels – that’s difficult ;o)
I am sorry this magic did not work! You have saved us a lot of time 🙂
You can try it, Remy … but it could be embarrassing and expensive :o)
Oh gosh Easy, I feel bad for your granny, but your poor dad…picked up by the long arm of the law for practicing magic…OMD! that is incredible…my momz is still on the floor holding her sides cause she can’t stop laughing…Have an Easy Magic Monday!
I’m glad we haven’t the medieval times, maybe both would end up at a stake ;o)
LMAO I can see the dog bringing it back. Almost fell out of my chair.
That’s what they never showed in the Harry Potter movies ;o)
So much red tape nowadays. Years ago when magic was common you wouldn’t get fined by throwing bottles in the river (but then they would be pots I suppose).
Maybe you should save up all the people you are angry with and hire a bi-plane. Fly over the ocean and voila! it’s raining angry bottles 🙂
You’re right that’s sad -today you have to pay for all – even for doing magic ;o) Good idea with the ocean – but I think Moby Dick would be not amused ;o)
Hey Easy we are still around enjoying snow with Dads parents who are currently looking after us. Will be catching up with everyone at weekend when mum finally comes back from holiday xxx
Oh enjoy the snow and your grandparents – most they have lot of treats for you :o)
I’ve got to say typists first thought was but isn’t that littering?! Back to the drawing board pal!
You’re right Dalton, I must invent a self-liquidating bottle… where is my thinking cap…;o)
😀 oh dear, that is sooo funny. Imagine if the person you were trying to get rid of picked up the bottle!! There’d be more than some explaining and a fine to deal with, I’m sure.
I think in this case – I’m the one who better should move lol
bahahahaha! That is soooo funny what happened with the bottle with your mom and dad, sounds like it came right out of scienfeild or something, lmao!
maybe I should send both to Hogwarts ;o)
We always take a water bottle to drink on our woods walk. One of us would forget and drink the vinegar and that would be really nasty better we just keep it to water:(
…oh that would be bad for your tongue :o)
Hullo! You winned awards! Them is on our bloggie including instructions as for how to collect and forward them!
Thank you very much … that’s so nice ;o)
It looks like you and Litchie has a fantastic time! It’s amazing you found the Mayan calendar but I think some end of the world seekers might be a tad disappointed LOL!
I think so – it was important to tell the truth about the calendar ;o)
This is so funny!
You made Moms day Easy. So glad we backtracked to read some posts we missed. Mom is still laughing! Your Mom and Dad must write a book! Awaits, Savannah
I’m afraid this book would be indexed ;o)
Easy, your Mom has one wicked sense of humor! MOL