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Late Night Hookah Fails

Late Night Hookah Fails

By Katie / October 17, 2014

We've all been there before. It's late, perhaps you've just returned home from a night out with friends, and you decide that you absolutely have to load up the hookah and have a smoke before bed. But beware, for this is a treacherous path you have chosen. If you're not careful you might end up making one of these late-night hookah mistakes.

1) The Lazy Bowl Load

If you are a seasoned hookah smoker, then you most likely know how to load a bowl the correct way, but when it's late...oh man...those techniques tend to get thrown out the window. If you want your late-night smoke to be a successful one, focus on the task at hand and don't take the easy way out by jamming a fistful of shisha haphazardly into your hookah bowl. Punching is not an adequate packing method.

2) The Lazy Foil Poke

This goes hand in hand with #1. It can be hard poking all of those little holes the right way when you are seeing three bowls at once and are somewhat...unsteady...on your feet. It's worth the extra time! Absolutely no using knives, car keys, or cell phone chargers to make some janky foil holes. Grab the Sahara Smoke Foil Puncher for a one-step poking method!

3) Load Your Ex’s Favorite Flavor, and Cry

crying shishaThey were the one. Or at least the one who would always smoke hookah with you. You never even liked the taste of Romman Chocolate Mint. You swore you'd never smoke that flavor ever again, but one a moment of go to text them...but NO! You stopped yourself. You load a hookah instead, and you don't even notice that you load a bowl of chocolate mint without realizing it. And then the weeping starts. Plan ahead, friends. Just delete that number and throw that flavor away!

4) Put Coals on the Burner and Leave Them Too Long

forgotten hookah coalsI know that you simply cannot step away from that Reddit thread about 'real life ghost stories', but you should set a timer so those hookah coals aren't just a block of ash. But seriously some of those stories are so scary.

5) Using Quick-lite Coals

Of course, these are great in a pinch. But being too tired to actually heat and use Natural Hookah Charcoal is always a mistake. If you're too tired to use the better option, it's time to call it a night.

6) Passing out after setting hookah up but before smoking

You get home from the club and you're amped! You're still pulsating from the dance music and it's too early to stop! You do a little dance in the kitchen while you put water in the base, you get that shisha packed just right, and you go to find a foil poker. You get distracted by your cute cat, and you stop to give him a scratch, and you lay next to him real quick, and you wake up to the sun streaming in through the windows. You're late for work, man. Better take a shower and clean up that half-assembled hookah you left in the kitchen!

7) Drop Your Shisha

It's 3am and no stores are open. You have just enough shisha left to pack one more magical bowl. Your vision may be a bit blurry from imbibing a few adult spirits. And boom. Your shisha hits the floor. Here's the question: how clean is your floor?

8) Dropping a hot coal on the floor and trying to pick it up with your bare hands.

The hookah is set up and ready to go. You made some friends this weekend, and you're ready to impress them with your sweet hookah skills. You're talking, and laughing and the really cute girl says something that you want her to think is hilarious. Unfortunately at that moment, you drop the hot coal you had in your hookah tongs, but you're laughing and you don't want to lose the flow so you just bend down and pick that coal right up. And laughter turns to screaming. Luckily she's a nurse and she helps you bandage that horrific blister.

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