This thread is to share experiences where diapers have failed us.
I have a anecdote about a diaper malfunction that happened at the Starbucks at the mall. I was standing in line and I needed to go, so I went. Not a lot, mind you, because I try to avoid tempting fate. Anyway I suddenly felt a stream going down my leg! I knew I was wearing a diaper so I didn't understand.
I rushed up to the counter and pressed up against it so no one would see the front of my pants. I ordered my drink and rushed to the bathroom. I am confident that no one saw my wet front. Upon examining the diaper I found a millimeter sized tear/hole in the front! I have no idea how it got there, but it explained the solid stream that resulted.
It was a private restroom, so I was able to use the hand dryer to get my pants relatively dry. After fifteen minutes I worked up the courage to leave the restroom. I rushed out to the parking lot and headed home. In the end, no harm was done and I don't think anyone noticed.