My wife is a "Pipe Snob"

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  1. irish2fish

    irish2fish Active Member

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    She is insisting that I should give up my cobs and Dr. G's because they are "ugly". She says she has been buying me nicer pipes hoping I will get rid of them. The real kicker is she does not and never has smoked anything, so she is going off of pure looks. Does anyone else have this problem? LOL
     


  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    If that's your biggest problem, you are the envy of every married man that ever lived. :ohyh:
     
  3. Tate

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    There, I fixed it for you.
     
  4. aieeegrunt

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    To me that would greenlight a shopping spree for at least three Altinoks!
     
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  5. irish2fish

    irish2fish Active Member

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    It is an asset but I am going to have to become a closet case cob smoker. lol
     
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  6. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    She just wants her man to be happy and look good while he enjoys his hobby. I can relate.:D
     
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  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I like the way you think! :th1:
     
  8. dmkerr

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    See my post above and amend to "every married man that ever lived except Ruffinogold". :D
     
  9. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Please have your wife call my ex-girlfriend.
    I don't want her back, I just want her to understand "the truth."
     
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  10. Tate

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    Ruffinogold apparently shares the same "problem".
     
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  11. ruffinogoldswife

    ruffinogoldswife The Mayor's Wife

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    Show her the styles of pipes you like, the shapes and makers, that way she can get even better at picking out pipes for you. I know Ruff's tastes very well and can pick out pipes that make him very happy, even cobs.:D
     
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    :laff::haha::rofl:
     
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  13. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    You are a funny guy !
     
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    I should have that problem.
     
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  15. irish2fish

    irish2fish Active Member

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    Everything she has bought me has been an awesome fit for me. To include tobacco. My only problem is I am extremely rough on things and if I don't have beater pipes I will enjoy my smoking less. I can't bring myself to smoke a $100+ pipe while I am chest deep in the ocean dip netting, or while tinkering out side. I know I need to get over it! Lol
     
  16. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    It's true ... I'm a luck S.O.B. :beck:
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Boy , can I relate to that being I'm into Finish work and construction . I have 10+ " work " pipes ! But some of them end up smoking so damn good that I save those for " in the woods and streams " pipes
     
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  18. Spillproof

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    Get some knocked around estate pipes that will clean up well.
    Or, get some really nice pipes and beat the living hell out of them.

    I have an Upshall Dublin that I snapped the tenon on last year. I sent it out for repair and it came back slightly off. I mean, barely noticeable, unless you're an OCD pipe-restoring kinda dude. Enough to bother me a little.

    But I smoked it anyway. The very first bowl it got knocked outta my mouth again and hit the deck. The tenon survived, but I put a couple of dinks/dents in the bowl. Well, between the slightly tweaked tenon and the dinged up bowl, any resale value is gone.

    So now I smoke that pipe like I stole it.
    It's my car pipe. No sock. It's a very very very nice beater.
     
  19. Arkie

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    It's a case of "out of sight- out of mind." Simply stash them in your garage or boat or anywhere she won't easliy see them. You said you smoked them mainly when you are fishing or working outside so she won't normally see you smoking them. She will forget you even have them. Get a classy leather pouch that holds a bit of tobacco and at least one pipe. When you go to a family reunion or some similar function, take your best pipe and your pouch. She will appreciate you looking sophisticated even if we all know it is a ruse.:ohyh:
     
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    Braggart.
     
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