Defined as the ability to withstand wear, pressure or damage, durability defines The Best In The Smoker’s World.

What is in this picture is a prime example of it. Yeah, you folks who are at least in your mid-30’s know what this is. It’s a Super Nintendo. This one is the same one that a certain someone has had since they were seven. Almost 30 years ago, it was purchased. Many early mornings and late nights were spent playing it throughout all the years both alone and with friends.

As you can see, this Super Nintendo has been through a lot. How did this happen? Funny story. You see, there was this dastardly father. Let’s call him Meek Mahan. One morning around the year 2000, the dastardly father was having one of his many, patented childish temper tantrums at home.

It was almost like a child going nuts at a grocery store because they didn’t get a candy bar. So he finds this Super Nintendo and throws it on the floor multiple times in a rage of epic proportions. Just him doing his usual thing. He just enjoyed breaking things such as video game systems and their games and there was also an evening where he took a hammer to a TV. This cannot be made up. Meek Mahan was a megolomaniac.

But what happened next was even more epic. The person who played that Super Nintendo was able to actually put the entire system back together. A screwdriver, new screws, glue, along with some duct tape and what do you know? It’s working again! It took a few hours over a couple days to get everything back in order. But even as a 14-year old, he was able to work wonders to play it again. And to this day, it’s still working. Dedication to a loved, sentimental treasure was displayed.

As ironic as it seems, the same dastardly father tried getting in the way of The Best In The Smoker’s World succeeding for the first 12 years of it’s existence. He had spent many a days having childish outbursts there as well. He treated it like it was this Super Nintendo. One day, the ultimate outburst happened and created “The Incident of 2013.”

One month later was 2014 and it lead to The Best In The Smoker’s World starting a new era at the current location. The store was put back together and to this day, it’s still standing. It doesn’t matter if there is duct tape all over it. If it’s still working, that’s all that matters. And neither the dastardly father nor his sons, known as The Two Obsolete Mules In Wisconsin, can take it away from us.

That’s durability.

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