My new Tesla Sidewinder I battery
and Nautilus Mini tank. 

So today, when I went into Big E’s Vapor Shop–my husband’s favorite, and now my favorite vapor shop in my area–I intended to get a coil for my Kangertech Evod 2.

But I started asking questions about batteries to the very patient guy who was helping me. I had been considering a new battery, for a lot of reasons, but the biggest one was that I didn’t want to have to charge it every night.

BTW, for those of you who aren’t aware, I quit smoking on August 31st, 2014. I’d been a smoker for 22 years, and I decided, shit, I’m old. I waste cigarettes. Time to get away from this. And the smell. I was really tired of the stink of it.

Since that day, I’ve been cigarette free, that would be, what, um, almost 2 months now. It’ll be two full months on Halloween.

Nope, I haven’t broken down, I haven’t went back once.

What am I doing? The E-Vapor cigarettes, and slowly taking my nicotine level down. I’ve dropped from 18 to 15. Next step down is 12, and I’m hoping to be there by Thanksgiving.

Back to my story–anyway, so I was looking at batteries, and they had this one (see picture), the Tesla Sidewinder I. I asked questions about battery life, the difference in hit from a basic battery, like the one I had, to the fancy ones.


Long story short, I wound up not getting a coil, but getting a new battery, (which looked big in the store, but after using it just a couple of times, I realized how much better it felt in my hand), and a new topper, the Nautilus Mini tank.

I probably wouldn’t have gotten the new tank, but the salesman (I didn’t catch his name), put the Nautilus Mini tank on it, and it “matched.” I’m a girl, I like the aesthetics of stuff. And the curves looked nice.

I decided, what the heck, I want a new one. And they had the battery in purple (originally, he showed me the turquoise one–it comes in several colors) which, well, I just had to have the purple. So ordered a new bottle of juice (I was getting a little low, so I really did need some–someone might have spilled a full tank of it last night…not mentioning any names) and while I waited, he took care of another customer, and visited with yet another who’d come in.

They’re super friendly in the store–everyone’s knowledgeable and patient. As I watched while I waited, they kind of have to be, because hardly anyone comes in and knows what they want. Everyone asks questions and wants to be helped.

When I was ready to check out, I went to the register.

I hear him say “This is how the morning’s going, I broke your tank.” I’m not looking at him when he says it, and he walks across the room to another counter as he’s talking, so I don’t know if he was looking at me or not.

The other man chuckles.

I blinked as I met his gaze. “Oh, you were talking to him.”

He shook his head. “No, I was talking to you. I just broke your tank.”

My eyes must have popped out of my head. “Uh, what? Can you replace it?”

“Oh, I got tanks.” He reaches into the display. “I bet you’d like a pretty one.”

I nodded, probably looking like an idiot, because, well, I was still in shock.

He came back with the lovely etched glass filigree tank that you see in the picture.

I tried not to squeal right there in the store.

Because I SO WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THAT, had I seen it when I’d been browsing. Or known I could have changed out the tank. Fortunately, for me, anyway, he gave me the new tank at no charge, since he broke mine.

An upgrade… for free. I was astounded.

I mean, yes, I expected him to replace the broken tank, but not change it out for something so pretty. So surprised, I’m not even sure I said “thank you.”

He also took the time to show me how to fill the tank, adjust the air flow level, and properly prime a new coil. Which I’m so glad he did, because I would have totally screwed that up, left to my own devices, because it’s very different than how my old one works. (I probably would have been back there in an hour going “Help! I read the manual, and I’m confused!” Because I did try to read the tank manual when I got home. It reads like stereo instructions–Ha! Betelgeuse reference!)

Anyway, where I was going with this–CUSTOMER SERVICE LIVES. And I found it in Big E’s Vapor Shop.

And I hope that the gentleman that helped me today has a better day, and now will know that he certainly made my day.

Thank you.

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