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I've Met My Match

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  • Started 4 years ago by shaintiques
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  1. shaintiques

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    I am often called an enabler, or pipe pusher, and I can honestly say I try my best. Most of the time it is a matter of equipping guys with much needed pipes, but sometimes it is a bit more devious than that. One of my pipe buddies discovered this at the Chattanooga pipe show last year. He went up with me taking minimal funds to avoid the purchase of a pipe, but upon my declaration that I would loan any funds he might need the curses began. The offer freed him to buy something and of course I encouraged him with a little push here and there. He came away with a beautiful Red Dog Churchwarden. The banter of course goes both ways and despite my resistance I ended up purchasing a Neerup Cherrywood. I expect it will be a lifelong game that he and i play and I look forward to the challenge of who will talk the other into the most pipes in the end.

    As you all know there are never enough pipes despite what we may say, sometimes they just call to us, despite that we are often able to muster enough self control to not make the buy, but I think it is good to have friends like me who will break down your resolve and lead you into your most recent acquisition. But it seems I have met my match and he takes the form of an old Cajun. As you guys know Bradley bought me a Nording Bear to replace my stolen one that he himself had given me some time ago. It was a kingly gift and I smoke it all the time, it is my favorite pipe. I saw another one come up on ebay this week and decided to bid on it in order to have a back up and give my other a rest. I talked to Bradley about it and eventually decided to bid, but I got out bid, so the old fellow won it for me. I owe him the funds and will pay him back, but I think I have met my match in the enablement department.

    It has not arrived yet but here is the pic.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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  2. wasatch

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    nice pipe!

    I am a budding pipe smoker. I have a grand total of two pipes, but know all too well how this works--my tobacco compulsion has seen a modest desktop humidor expand to somewhere in the neighborhood of more cigars than I know what to do with.

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  3. simnettpratt

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    You and Bradley are as bad as each other. I love that pipe, would you call it a squashed tomato?

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    Wow! I'm trying to figure out how many spaces for individual pipes my pipe cabinet (still in the design stage) will contain, but pipes like that make me wonder if the number of spaces is too low.

    There is no beauty without some strangeness in proportion.
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  5. bentmike

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    Good story shaintiques and congrats on the new Nording. Same thing happens to me when I grow fond of a certain pipe I end up buying another similar one then another.

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    One shameless enabler deserves another.

    Great story and a great friendship -- and it's all about a pipe!
    That proves there is more to this whole business than merely using tobacco.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I love it when this stuff happens! Enjoy!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    You are a lucky man. That is a good friend. The rest of us can only hope for that type of friendship. Kudos guys.

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    I saw that one and I thought of you.

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    It seems everyday there is another uplifting story on here, I love it! Well played old Cajun. That's a nice Nording! I love those pipes, I miss mine, I'll get another some day.

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    Pretty cagey, if you'll pardon the pun.

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    Oxford Dictionary:

    Enabler

    Syllabification: en·a·bler
    Pronunciation: /iˈnāblər
    NOUN

    A person or thing that makes something possible

    Bless you all!

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    You just don't find them better than Bradley, good on you both.

    I'm not complaining.
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    Well with the rest of the world trying to disable us, trying to get us to quit tobacco use, I'm just glad we've got a support group in place. So go ahead, egg me on to buy another pipe, or try a new tobacco!

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    What a fantastic story, and an awesome pipe.

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    The the Bear isn't it? It's goodto know my snipe was beaten by someone who would appreciate it. May it smoke well for you.

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  17. wyfbane

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    Great Story! Enjoy that awesome pipe!

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