I've suffered from stage fright for as long as I've been urinating on my own. It's awful when you wait forever only to find out that the only place available is between two dudes. There's no way it'll come out and then the pressure to get it done with so someone else can go about their business only compounds the problem.
As I rarely find myself in those situations anymore, I forgot about it. Now, the only time I'm using public bathrooms, it seems, is when I'm taking
my son to the bathroom and we always wind up in a stall because he can't always reach the urinals.
So, yesterday, I found myself in a bathroom with 2 urinals. No toilet at all, that was in the next room. It was late in the afternoon, the crowds,
for the most part, had left the park and the little concession stand was closed. I went into the bathroom, stood at the urinal and started doing my
thing. Then, some big, burly dude walks in, apologizes, notices the empty urinal next to me, unzips and bumps me.
That's right, a mid-stream bump. I thought about turning on him, marking my territory and blaming the bump but I chickened out. Now, I'm sure, the
stage fright will return.