Re: Death to the Carpet...
My last mishap was a girl at a party of mine, too drunk, had her legs crossed and then decided to uncross them with brute force. The hose happened to be in the right place for her leg to land, and the hookah did a flip right off the table. Coal everywhere. Had to waste a lot of good beer to save the carpet.
We call those people jackals. They come to your party, get hammered and either knock over the hookah or throw up all over your bathroom.
Also, it never hurts to throw the crown of foil around the bowl. It wont save your carpet from the jackals, but should prevent small bumps and over anxious hose passing from knocking the coal onto the carpet.