I cannot bring my own tissues. The test administrator confiscates these in the glass-walled fingerprinting vestibule and replaces them with special, nonprogrammable American Board of Internal Medicine Recertification facial tissues. A well-coiffed physician I recognize from the hospital where I used to practice widens her eyes when confronted with the lipstick tube found in her pocket.
“I can't bring this in?”
The administrator jokes, “Who are you trying to impress?”
Wu J. Recertification. JAMA. 2010;303(4):309-310. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1959