The Canadian did a great job on that Canadian! The shape, proportions and blast are really sharp. Makes me feel a little CPSD
I'm a sucker for small, pretty things, I guess.Yes, well, 'eh em', judging by your knife collection Dan, eh, one can only imagine...
I love my BST Oom Paul. You’re gonna love it when you get it. Mine is in the bag for our Boswell meet up this weekendI have a commissioned BST Oom Paul on the way. Like you, I got it as a present to myself. For Christmas But I seriously doubt I’ll wait till Dec 25th to smoke it !
Well, you see, there's where you made your mistake. To her question you should have replied, "It was a steal at seven fifty..." and have let her make the assumption as to where the decimal point was positioned. Be sure to follow me for more marital advice.For my first 5 years smoking a pipe, I has a $250 threshold. I went to the Chicago pipe show and saw a Rad Davis acorn I could live without and paid $400. I didn’t think I would ever buy another pipe that pricey, and a couple of things happened.
My wife received a $300 gift card from work for doing a great job on a project. I teased her and asked what she was going to buy me and got the, “I earned this gift card, I’m spending it!” She said it in a playful tone, but meant it.
Where I work, hourly employees often get gift cards for contests, projects, etc., but salaried employees, never in the years I’d been there. Three years ago, I received a FedEx from corporate with a gift card for $2,500 for helping on a project that saved the company a bunch of money. So, I’d admired Lasse Skovgaard egg shaped pipes for a couple of years, but could never bring myself to spend $800 - $1k to get one. On top of that, all the ones I saw were always instantly sold. I reached out to Lasse and asked if he would commission one of his eggs for me, and he said, he didn’t do commission work. I was bummed, but a couple weeks later, he sent me pictures of a gorgeous egg with moose antler shank extension and said, he just happened to make one in a group of 12 pipes he made and asked if I wanted it. I paid the $750 and shipping from Denmark without a thought using the gift card.
A week later the box arrived, and I had the funniest conversation with my wife. She picked up the mail that day and asked, What is this box from Denmark? I had her open it and when she saw the pipe, her eyes bulged. “That looks really expensive! How much was it!?” I told her it was $750 plus shipping, and her jaw dropped. Of course she’s our family accountant too, so asked if I used a debit card - No. Credit card? No. Savings withdrawal and wire the money? Nope…. How? Me: I used a gift card from work. Her: How much was the gift card? Me: $2,500. More eye bulging from her. Her: Do I get anything? My reply, “I earned this gift card, I’m spending it!” The memory of her statement flashed across her eyes.
Yes, I took her shopping the next day. I also bought some tobacco for the cellar.
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I love my BST Oom Paul. You’re gonna love it when you get it. Mine is in the bag for our Boswell meet up this weekend