When I do tricks for my friends, they always ask me how I did the trick. I don’t want to give away my secrets. What should I say?
Presto has a long list of snappy comebacks for when someone asks how a trick is done. For example.
- The same way I did it yesterday.
- With mirrors (note: don’t use this if the trick actually is done with mirrors)
- Well enough to fool you, apparently
- Easy as your mama
- Smooth as your sister
That should take care of the problem — Presto finds that people like being talked down to this way by a magician. It makes them feel special, or at least special enough that they seem to not need to leech onto Presto’s aura of greatness by hanging around Presto any more.