I don't have a specific story really, just a few years of experiencing the occasional "OMG sharp thing" reaction to taking out a knife. That reaction is, however, why I tend to carry a smaller knife to social events and the like. The Dragonfly and Chaparral are ideal for this, as is my CRK Inkosi. These days I'll take the Caly 3 sometimes as well. It's not as small, but it's also very pretty, and is the opposite of "tactical", so it's not so bad; also, compared to the Delica or Sage 5, it's a little more tame-looking than orange FRN or a black handle. Generally speaking, for normal day-to-day, I don't really choose my carry based on this sort of thing. I might go grocery shopping or whatever with a PM2 or Endura and not worry about it.
Pro tip: The Nirvana is a bad idea for a kid's birthday party.
Current: Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189, Chaparral 1, Techno 1, Delica 4 HAP-40, Dragonfly 2 HAP-40, Mantra 1, Ladybug Salt Hawkbill, Nirvana CPM, Endura 4 HAP-40, Sage 4, Para Military 2 CPM Cru-Wear, Sage 5, Caly3 HAP40, Sliverax, Lil' Nilakka, Chaparral Raffir Noble, Zulu, Manbug HAP40, Meerkat HAP40, Sage 1/Sage 2/Sage 3 CF, Introvert, Techno 2