I was born with kidney/bladder issues. I had corrective surgery as a teen. The older I've become, the less bladder control I have.
For many many years I've done aerobics. It was a scientific chemistry battle to be able to drink water during the day, then jump up and down in aerobics and not leak too much. I used the restroom before class, in the middle of class, and wore a pad, but was still usually wet. Diet Coke was the worst offender for me.
Our aerobic company was asked to give a demonstration at a very very large health fair. We were going to get on the stage and do some aerobic dances to music in front of 500 or so people. Some of us older ladies were asked to perform because we had done this for years (and were good at it) and to show that you didn't have to be 25 years old and a size zero to work out.
The day of the event, I had to borrow the right type of aerobic pants from another student. She NEGLECTED to tell me that they don't stay UP.
Due to my leaky bladder I was wearing a pad. Because we were in "performance" mode we were asked not to wear anything that gave us a panty line. So it was go natural or wear a thong. I chose a thong to help with the pad.
The music starts and we start our routines. The pants start slipping. The only thing that kept me from mooning 500+ people, was the long t-shirt I wore. Most of the gals wore dance tank tops, but I wore a long t-shirt. I dance my way through 3 routines, trying to inconspicuously keep pulling my pants up in the back. Another dancer who was not performing, asked me later - "Why did you keep messing with your "behind" while you were dancing?" I prayed no one else was that observant.
At this time my father was living in assisted living after a stroke. I went to visit him and told him the story. We grew up in a very modest household - I never saw my father in his underwear and he never saw me in mine after about
age 7. After I told him the whole pant slipping story he looked at me seriously and said "I'll bet they invite you back next year!"
My dad passed away 5 years ago and this is one of my favorite stories on him.