Hookah’s are as ancient as the Pyramids or the Hokey Pokey. Since the dawning of said hokey pokey many people have come up with a variety of etiquettes for the smoking of hookah. There are more that come with the territory, but for the newbies I have taken the liberty of writing out the basics.
No matter what the activity, it’s important to note that the owner of the place in which you are participating is the one in charge of all cautionary measures. Remember, you are there to have a good time, but if it’s your apartment then you are there to have a good time and make sure that your house doesn’t get burned down. “Of course!” you say whilst whipping your hair backward and sipping your martini “How else would we smoke hookah if not by the rules of the household?” and, while I admire your taste in cocktails I have to tell you that there are a ton of ways that this can go wrong. I have been in situations where the hookah provider thought that it was “totally fine” if they dropped burning coals on the carpet because “sh*t happens” and “it’s [his/her] hookah, man! Why do you have to be so uptight about it.” Several black splotches in the carpet later it became very apparent that this person was just a run-of-the-mill jerk. Most people are not like this, but if you do encounter them it’s important that you read this article. Later, you can show it to them and point out their obnoxiousness in writing.Continue Reading