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Am I already suffering from PAD?

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  1. waznyf

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    Hey everyone!

    I am new to the whole pipe smoking community and already I am on my way to collecting a good amount of pipes (or so I think) and burning a hole in my wallet.
    The first pipe a purchased was a plastic pipe that might be labeled "durable" and to be honest I don't enjoy it one bit so I decided to go shopping online and purchase more.
    To my dismay, the first pipe I purchased off of ebay was smaller than I expected but I am the one to blame being that they did include a picture with the pipe by a ruler.
    This now leads me to more shopping and I am a bit worried that I might already be suffering from PAD, since I plan on purchasing two more pipes today along with a pipe rack/humidor that includes some pipes.
    Should I be worried?! My thoughts tell me that you have to start somewhere :p but maybe I am going a tad bit overboard.
    As soon as I figure out how to attach pictures to my posts I will include photos of my young yet growing pipe collection!

    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."
    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. jchaplick

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    Yup, its a disease, and you caught it in the worst way. Whats done is done, you have to just start justifying the expense like the rest of us do. Good Luck and God Speed

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. waznyf

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    That is somewhat comforting and nerve wracking at the same time but I will be honest and say that at this point I don't see myself regretting it at all haha

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. weezell

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    I'm afraid you've gone to the dark side young Pipesmoker..

    "the weez"...
    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. yuri66

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    If your married you'd better start working on excuses now, good practice make perfect.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. dervis

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    Just go with it buy and buy untill it stops. If you do figure out how to make it stop let me know.

    "You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. "

    John Wayne
    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. barkar

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    There is no known cure.

    Keep your stick on the ice!....Barry....
    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. tokerpipes

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    There is one cure but I dare not say...the significant other threatens to stop putting out...then the power play you tell them you will quit if they put out more if they stop or lessen then you can go back to it. There I said it and now the wife just read it.

    Um yeah I will talk to you guys later...maybe.

    If you can't pack it, light it, and smoke it then why do it. It's a dieing art that must be rekindled in all of us as fortold by our forefathers.

    Words to live by for all pipe smokers.
    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. kyletheaviator

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    The best cure I've found is a $0.00 balance in your checking AND savings account

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  10. lazydog

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    [i] This could help. Get yourself banned from ebay and 86'd from all local pipe shops. Or.........just enjoy and rationalize. Justifying pipe or tobacco purchases with a stupid rationalization can be quite creative and amusing. Here is a good one..... With all the turmoil in the world, briar production could cease, so I better start buying up some good pipes quick. PAD anonymous...... Hello everyone, my name is Waznyf, and I can't quit buying pipes.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. waznyf

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    @lazydog
    That sounds like a great plan haha. Can we start a PADA here in the forums?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. puffy

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    If I can I would like to offer some advice based on my own experience.I bought a lot of pipes over the years that I no longer have..When you get a pipe smoke it find out if there's something about it that you don't like.For example the length,the bowl size and shape bowl thickness if the stem is bent how much.Is the pipe comfortable in your hand.Things like these will help you determine how selective your pipe buying should be rather than spending a lot of money on pipes at random that you might not like well enough later on to keep.

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. baronsamedi

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    Welcome to the funny farm!

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  14. corvinvelegost

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    Hahaha welcome to the club! I've suffered from PAD longer than I've been smoking (I'm currently 18 and just beginning to enjoy smoking my pipes). I used to have a collection of 7 pieces (two clay curchwardens, two nice old bent billiards made of briar, a gourd calabash, a walnut pot, and a very nice old meerschaum pipe carved to look like the bow of a ship) all of which were lost to my younger brother's hands and later a flood we had. I was especially heart broken over the loss of the meerschaum pipe, which was a gift from a friend that is no longer with us. I am slowly beginning to start my collection anew, something that my wallet is not enjoying. As for PADA...my name is Cody and i cant stop buying pipes.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  15. carlosviet

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    Well, I have to add myself to the PADA. The only thing -and only advice I can give- is that as I suffer from other collections and passions, it is a good thing to specialize. Focus on just one or two microworlds within the pipe universe (or anything else that you get passionated about).

    That makes you an sniper instead of a machine gun guy, and the fun of the research and search feeds the worm. Then, when you get to find your item, it is a lot more pleasurable...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  16. waznyf

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    Glad to know we all seem to suffer from PAD!
    I'm getting ready to post my collection soon so others can see it. My wallet is hurting a little but I'll slow down quite a bit (or so I hope) once I get the last couple pipes and get settle into the hobby.
    Always was one to jump in head first to things, and usually regretted it but something tells me I won't regret this in the long run!

    Posted 7 years ago #

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