As you know, I am a vaper. I gave up smoking over a year ago by using “e-cigarettes”. For those of you unfamiliar with these, you have a tank that you fill
with flavoured nicotine solution (e-liquid). You attach the tank to a battery so you can vapourise the e-liquid.
I call this vaping device my sucky stick, which has got me one or two strange looks when overheard by strangers
Now then, occasionally (usually when the wick part inside the tank is about to burn out) you get a collection of liquid in the inner tube of the tank that is too much to be vapourised. You might hear a gurgling noise, or it just gets harder to suck and less vapour is produced.
You can get rid of this excess by tightly folding up the corner of a tissue and pushing it gently inside the tube OR you can give the whole thing a flick with your wrist. Just make sure you aim it away from people, pets etc.
Well, a few nights ago, I did the flick thing, aiming for my bath towel that was on the floor to go in the washing basket. I don’t flick very often – usually only if I am outside and far from a tissue.
However, I will never, ever flick my sucky stick again.
The tank…..and the part that screws into it flew off the main body of the battery so it looked like this.
That wasn’t the worst of it. Littlun came in to say goodnight and picked the broken battery up to look at it. Whereupon it began to spark, sizzle and smoke in her hand =-O
We both shrieked and Littlun ran from the room and flung it in the bathroom sink while I shouted for my Son-in-law-to-be. It was a shameful display of being a pathetic girlie, but hey….we was freaked lol
The man of the house (who needs rescuing from spiders btw) went in search of a rubber glove and a metal container. (During the search he discovered a forgotten about tin of choccies from xmas. Still in date….yay!!) And the unexpected indoor firework spent the night outside in a sealed tin.
Actually, its still there. We are waiting until the battery goes flat before disposing of it sensibly….just in case.
So folks….if your sucky stick gets too gooey, DO NOT FLICK IT! Be gentle and use a tissue. And if it falls apart in your hands….be aware…..them things can be explosive!!
ps….any innuendo you might detect – I do not apologise for 😛