The movie just let out and I had to pee (Damn jumbo sodas!) I was fourth or fifth in line when I noticed a stall that didn't appear to have anyone going into or coming out of it. The door was closed but I appeared that it may be unoccupied. I thought of going up and knocking on the stall door to see if it was available. What could it hurt?
If the stall was occupied, I was no worse off than before. If it wasn't occupied, score! I had just jumped ahead of four or five other dudes who were also trying to get what I wanted.
Then I began to have doubts.
How embarrassed would I be if the stall was occupied?
And if it wasn't occupied would the other guys in line be ticked off because I jumped ahead of them?
Then, while I was sat there with my thoughts and debated my next move, some other guy who was standing behind me went up and KNOCKED ON THE STALL!!!
The door swung open...it was empty.
While I was going over every possible scenario in my head and trying to predict every possible outcome, that guy just went up KNOCKED ON THE STALL!!! That guy was willing to take the risk. He didn't hesitate and now he was reaping the reward.
I missed my shot and now somebody else was pi$$ing all over my dream...literally.
From now on I vow not to hesitate. When I see a potential opportunity I will walk right up and KNOCK ON THE STALL! (Whatever the "stall" may be.)