90% of my padded time is for fun but sometimes it's 'for real'. Occasionally I have to spend long sessions in front of screen and keyboard, without any real opportunity to get away for even a minute, because I need to monitor a situation closely. I can last a whole day without emptying my bladder if I limit myself to one or two drinks, but that's not ideal so I prefer to wear a nappy if possible. Being able to wet when I need makes a real difference to my comfort and takes me part of the way to my 'fantasy' realm of having one of those jobs where everyone knows you wear nappies.
Anyway, this morning, the phone rang as I was stepping out of the shower, with someone asking if I could attend an emergency meeting at 7am. I said yes, I'd be there asap. To save time, I decided to throw my clothes on and get padded if necessary after the meeting, as the changing bag was already packed. Mistake! I had to go straight into an all-day session, arriving to find everything in chaos and needing immediate attention. There was no opportunity to sneak out and pad up, before sitting down and getting stuck in.
By lunchtime it dawned on me that I was not going to be able to last the day because I hadn't reduced my fluid intake, nor was there any way to make use of the lovely thirsty Tena slips in the bag right next to me. At this point I slowed my coffee consumption but the damage was done because my bladder was already quite full. Every now and then I would look at the bag, projecting all my telekinetic powers onto one of the nappies to transport it into my jeans, so that I could wet and make myself comfortable again. But alas, as the hours ticked by, the nappies remained uselessly three feet away from where they were needed. I really thought I was going to make a puddle but somehow managed to get through to the end without bursting. But that was truly frustrating, as I could easily have put a nappy on to start with.
I'm heading into the bar for a few beers now and this time I am going to give my bladder a well-earned rest and let it empty when and where it likes, having taken the simple but important step of putting on a nappy BEFORE going out!
Maybe you've got a tale to tell of nappies that weren't in the right place at the right time when you needed them?