“Our special candles promise to change your very reality,” the shop clerk explained.
Teri gave him a doubtful look, “change my reality?”
“Oh yes. Here. Pick a color,” the clerk prompted.
“Consider it done. Take your mind to a clear place. Focus only on the sound of my voice and this very fine long neck lighter I am placing into your hand,” the clerk was confident, if a little ‘carnival side show.’ “Now, light your candle.
Teri flicked the lighter and ignited the wick.
“And boom!” The clerk said, “Now you own a candle! Your reality is changed.”