I may be biased, but, I'd gone trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas with a group, and, one of our guides (pulling our leg or not) started talking about snakes in and around the area. And, just for shytes and giggles, one time, when the snake stuff was being discussed as our group stood around this area for rest....I froze up, got real quiet, and said to the guy standing in front, "J, whatever you do...just...don't...move!"
And, he did the rest on his own. The freaking out, screaming and crying like a girl, running...
His paranoia helped....he would have kept running, but the mountains dropping off stopped him.
I laughed, he had murder in his eyes. 3 days later, WE all were laughing, including J.