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28 June 2013

Creative Interpretation
 Newsletter Introduction for Thursday, June 28, 2013

I consider myself a law abiding citizen. Other than a few dozen traffic offences, I've never been formally charged with a crime. Now, that's not to say I agree with all rules, or that I haven't bent a few. Most entertaining is when I'm responsible for new rules being created. Prior to Smokingpipes, I worked in a very rigid and structured environment. This was the kind of place that basic things like eating, cleaning, and taking the trash out were scheduled, and yet even there I was able to inspire new rules. I don't want to paint the wrong picture. I'm not the rogue employee who searches for rules to break; sometimes I simply interpret rules a bit differently (that is more creatively) than those who wrote them. I think this is a good thing. Well, not always for me, but for the rule-maker. It forces them to be more creative, less vague, and actually think about what behavior they're trying to curb. I promise there's a point to all this, in case you're wondering.

There is a restaurant in Myrtle Beach that I frequent more than any other. They have an excellent menu and tasty adult beverages. What attracts me to this particular restaurant is the long, narrow patio which runs parallel to a busy avenue. The sidewalks are crowded with shopping pedestrians, and countless drivers, from all over the eastern seaboard, who drive down the small street attempting to parallel-park: hours of entertainment. It's a pleasant spot to sit and relax, especially since the patio is smoker-friendly. Well, kind of.

Admittedly, there are numerous signs, about 8" by 14", black with glowing yellow letters, which read "No Cigar Smoking". Though an inconvenience to cigar smokers, this doesn't deter us pipe and cigarette smokers from lighting up after a nice meal. Or at least it hadn't, that is, until this past weekend. After finishing off a nicely prepared dinner and enjoying a tall glass of porter, I lit my pipe to distract myself from the massive quantity I'd eaten. Only moments later, my gluttonous post-meal bliss was ruined by my waitress, as she told me "You're not allowed to smoke that out here". I politely pointed to the sign that states "No Cigar Smoking" and informed her that I was smoking a pipe, not a cigar, and asked if anyone on the practically deserted patio had taken issue with it. "No," she replied, "it's just very similar to cigar smoke and that's not allowed". I did my best to explain the conflict between what she was telling me, and what I could see with my own eyes to no avail and she headed back inside. As I saw her talking with a man in a dress shirt and tie, whom I assumed was the man in charge, I was left with a decision: oblige her request and set my pipe down, or engage in civil disobedience and proceed with my insistence upon those in positions of authority behaving rationally. So how did that work out? Well, I haven't yet returned to see the new signs, but I was assured prior to my departure that they will be there soon enough.

We are told "No," more frequently than "Yes," -unless it's something like, "Yes, you really have to put out that pipe," however, sometimes it's healthy, essential even, to stay the course and insist on having your own way. You won't always get it, but if you don't at least try you never will.

Doing what is expected is safe, but with names like Satou, Novak, and Grechukhin -- pipemakers who undeniably do things their own way, and who have made their marks because of that - showing up on today's update, it has to be said that testing the boundaries is a good thing. For those who haven't rushed off to see their latest and greatest yet, we also have beautiful pipes from Ashton, L'Anatra, Cavicchi, Rossi, Brigham, Nording, Brebbia, Savinelli, Peterson, and of course, you just can't keep 'em down, a total of 51 estate pipes from various countries. Check out what's new... or old... just do what you want.

Dennis Mann: Pipe Manager

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