No one wants to be disturbed in the process of #1 or #2.
That's why using public restrooms takes a certain type of bravado. Certainly not everyone's cut out for it.
There's valid reasons for shying away from doing your business in a Shoney's bathroom. First off: the toilet paper's always horrible—more of a light-grade sandpaper. And it's always one ply.
Second: The lack of privacy. For guys, the urinal situation is just kinda weird. Most dudes completely avoid any form of communication: eye contact and talking are forbidden.
The stall situation is not right either. The gaps in either side of the doors do not inspire confidence, and 7 out of 10 times, the locks do not function properly.
The stall is not a place to relax. It is not a tranquil time.
Marauders could spoil the situation at any moment, so one must make haste.
But this danger brings excitement when using public toilets.Getting your business done in high-pressure situations brings a sense of accomplishment.
You're a clutch player.
If you shy away from the public commode, you sulk home. Defeated by the task, you answer nature's call in the comfort of your own surroundings. Two-ply quilted. Reading material. Pleasant lighting. Perhaps music.
By holding it, you've taken a lesser path. You were beaten.
Next time you're out and about, use the public can.
Show that turd who's boss.