I went to a friend's house to chill today, and decided to bring my hookah, since other people were there too. I got everything set up and had the smoke going great for about 20 minutes, when I figured there was too much water in the base, so I decided to level it. I took out the stem carefully and handed it to one of the people there, and as soon as I put it in his hand, he wobbled it a bit by accident, and the phunnel fell off and broke into a bunch of pieces. All I said at that moment was, "Damn, I just got that 2 weeks ago!"
Well, I guess it's time to order from John again...
R Don't let a single person other than yourself handle ANY part of your hookah.