When you're visiting a rural area with essentially no Jewish population, you are shocked to see a kippah, and you might just try to tackle the guy in your excitement. Personally, people have nearly tackled me because they thought my hair was a sheitel! I can't help it that my hair is awesome and that long hair is easiest to maintain with heavy layering!
Perhaps even more common now, you might just mistake earbud cords for tzitzit. Repeatedly. And then you are surprisingly let down to discover the truth.
Ain't nothing wrong with it. Maybe it's even a sign of having "made it."