So I was commute to work. To get out my apparment comples I need to cross two lanes heading west and merge in to traffic going east (two lanes). There is a center left turning lane in the middle. What I do is pull out to that lane then when it's safe merge in to right most lane going east.
So this morning. There is no traffic going west I pull out, even before I reached the center left turning lane car going east lays on it's horn. What a hell? I pull in to the lane, wait for a car to pass (only car going east), and merge. Catch up to a car at a stop light. What a hell? Drivers reply "You were pulling out right in front of me." Me "Umm, no... I was pulling in to the center left turning lane like you are suppose too...". Anyway he got kind of defensive and somewhat rude. Told me to shut up, him having a bad morning and not wanting to deal with this.
So what anoyed me is not his reaction, but that he will tell his friends that he almost hit some crazy cyclist who dashed in front of his car. Which is completely untrue, I was following the rules and was ridding to the center left turning lane, and from there would have proceded to merge once it was safe.
On a side note, I don't think most drivers know how to use it. More times then not I see people come almost to a complete stop in left most lane, then make their turn, even thought there is a center left turn lane that is there just for that purpose!