Four Way Stop
Four Way Stop
Don't you just hate it when you are obviously 2nd (out of 2) at a 4-way stop and the other person won't go? To the point where they were obviously at a complete friggin' stop and you were just rolling up and then you come to a complete stop... and the person waves you on? I mean, why not follow the rules of the road? It's your turn so go! But no, they are waving me on? Hello?!? No way. You can K my A on that. Don't wave me on!? I don't go, I hold my ground. This usually irritates them. Like they need to decide which direction they are going or worse they want to flip a U turn as if the 4-way is some kind of American round-about. Idiot. I don't go. I don't care if they honk. Or if the waving becomes quite frantic. I don't budge.
What also confuses me during these four way stop standoffs is the person who "nicely" waves you on when they were obviously there first and should go. They just keep waving "nicely". I mean, the wave is almost dismissive. That bothers me. I won't go. Soon the "nice" person gets a bit less nice because you aren't going and the world as they know it is beginning to collapse. So, they wave harder and more dismissively and stop smiling. Eventually, instead of just going like you obviously want them to by your head down and hand waving to the sky, fending them off to go ahead and cross this damn four way now and to wait no longer - they do something curious. They give you the finger. They are not nice anymore. They are pissed off. Then finally, thankfully, slowly they go. Or maybe they "step on it" and rush off in a huffy. Both work for me.
Usually, as I watch them drive off I think to myself, "Have a nice day".
It's possible, that I am actually the idiot in these scenarios. I've considered this.
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