At a San Francisco bar over the weekend, I discovered that the Indian guy standing next to me (friend of friend) was holding a rice hat.
He said he's moving the next day to the East Coast.
"You're going to use one of your carry-ons to transport the rice hat?" I said.
"No," he said. "I'll wear the rice hat on the plane, so that I can still have another carry-on."
He was kind enough to let me take a photo with his rice hat.