Mellisa May attended an AIDS conference and stuffed her luggage to the brim with free condoms. Disaster struck at the airport, as she tells the New York Times.
I needed to change shoes at the airport, and so I grabbed the bag and opened it thoughtlessly.
The prophylactics popped out of my luggage. Dozens of condoms — green, pink, red, white, purple, ultrathin, ribbed and extra-strength — scattered across the terminal floor.
[The passenger next to me] gazed at me with a look of horror until I had picked every errant one off the floor and shoved them into my bags.
Oh, NYT! You’re so mannered!
Moral of the story: pack objects you rather others not see away from objects you need access to.