This is actually a true personal story...
My wife and I moved down to Mount Barker (WA) from Perth some 16 years ago now.
As we all know, each time we move we seem to have accumulated more stuff - and we had plenty.
As this was a move of some distance we engaged a professional mover , but still wanted to make best use of space in the removal truck and larger trailer so, engaging moving tip number one, we went searching for a load of packing boxes the same size...
In our search we came across what seemed a deal too good to be true - 150 boxes, unused, profiled and only $1.00 each. What a bargain and perfect!
But there must be a catch.
With some trepidation I phoned the advertisor.
"Yes, we still have the boxes"
"Yes, they are $1 each"
"Yes, they are profiled - never been used"
"No, there is absolutely noting wrong with them"
Great so far, but I couldn't dispel my doubt that 150 unused, profiled, perfect boxes for only $1 each had to have SOME catch...
So I pressed him for more details...why so cheap?
...and finally the reason....
Ok, ok (he started laughing) - they are Condom boxes.
The big day arrived - all 150 condom boxes packed - with a lot of stuff.
The two burly removalist blokes arrived...
"Ok - we'll start with the boxes first, where are they?" they asked.
"In the front room" I answered.
So off they went back up the passage and two laughters burst out in unison.
Early afternoon the Truck and trailer, with us following behind, arrived at our new home in "Barker".
Mount Barker is a small town and it didn't take long for curious neighbours to find some reason to be in view of our activities - ever so curious as to who was moving in..
Between the four of us, it wasn't long before it was time to unload the Condom boxes.
"Where do you want these? Asked the senior of the two removalists"?
"On the front verandah" I replied - taking some glee in the expected impact on the curious neighbourhood onlookers.
So out they came - 150 boxes - all beautifully and clearly marked "condoms"
The look on the neighbour's faces was priceless!