I was at CVS yesterday picking up some odds and ends after work.
The gentleman in front of me in the cashier's line was purchasing some adult diapers. Whenever I have done this is emergency, ran out of diapers, situations, they usually don't say much, ask if I want a bag for them, and that is that.
This cashier however, asked the man why he needed them! He kind of stuttered, thrown off guard a bit, and then calmly explained that he needed them because sometimes he dribbles after he goes to the bathroom, and he also half-jokingly said "you know, in my old age, the last thing I need to worry about is finding a bathroom when I have to go!" The cashier chuckled, and then said, "well, I'm 24 years old and sometimes I dribble too, it's a part of life!"
This whole situation was really strange for me! I was standing there, knowing I could probably jump in and talk with them, but I didn't. It was awkward. But, it did give me some hope that maybe the topic of incontinence isn't as taboo, well at least not at our local CVS