I've carried for years and have my second CHL in Texas. I put at least 50,000 miles on my little heaters and I feel naked without one of them. Wallet, pocket knife, piece......just like that every time I leave the house.
As stated above, please resist the temptation to confide in anyone. View the piece just like a pimple on your personal parts. It's personal, private and not a topic of conversation.