If I am getting ready for a job interview, or an important hearing, I get butterflies in my stomach, a particular taste in my mouth, and a racing heart, which I assume are associated with the fight or flight reflex (i.e. “nerves”). To me, those physiological reaction seem intuitive to a “primal” human body who can’t distinguish between early man getting revved for a hunt and me getting revved for an important meeting.
But I also get the need to pee. It’s part of my last minute routine to run to the bathroom, and I never have much urine to deposit. Yet the sensation is always there.
Why is that?
I can’t imagine that peeing oneself makes for a good “fight or flight” reaction? How would early man be much of a menace if urine was running down his leg?
Or am I a freaK?