I just got home from work, loaded up a bowl of 1792, did a false light, did another light, then set the pipe down half-on, half-off the kitchen counter. Of course the half off was the heavy end. Pipe on floor, tobacco everywhere. No tears, just rubbed out some more tobacco and started again. However it made me think: is there a three second/ten second/five minute rule regarding collecting the spilled tobacco and repacking? Has anyone ever done this through any act of wretched desperation or is it simply not worth the dust and cobweb topping?