Rejection Can Be a Good Thing

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Nov 23, 2010
A few weeks ago I sent this pipe to as an estate for credit in an effort to weed out pipes that I hadn't smoked in a while.

It was rejected and when I asked why they pointed out that it had a rather significant tooth hole on the underside of the button that I hadn't noticed.

I requested that they return it to me and upon examining it I noticed the hole.

I stuck the pipe back in one of my racks and forgot about it.

Well, today I looked at said pipe and decided that until I decided what I would do with it I might as well fire up a bowl in it.

When I did the skies parted, the sun came out and I realized that I really did not want to part with this pipe after all no matter the condition.

It now occupies a special place in my regular rotation of go to pipes.

Here are the pics,

Here is the hole(sorry about the poor picture.



Preferred Member
Feb 21, 2013
That was worth the shipping costs, if you rediscovered a pipe. I call that shopping at home,

when I dig out a pipe (or anything else) that I'd forgotten to use. Sometimes we get lost in

our plenty. I believe you could easily get the stem repaired or replaced for a modest cost, a

way to celebrate this "prodigal son" pipe. Anytime you chew a hole in the stem, you know

you must be enjoying the pipe because you use it a lot.

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