Close call this morning. There's a four-way intersection of a 40MPH road and a 25MPH road, and I'm coming down the smaller road. This smaller road has stop signs. It's about 7AM so the morning traffic is kicking in. As I get to the intersection, there's a van on the big road waiting to make a left, and a minivan across from me on the small road, also waiting to make a left. I'm waiting to go straight.
A break in traffic allows the van to turn left, leaving just me and the minivan to decide who the heck has the right of way. Who the heck has it, anyway? (Even when I'm driving, I hate these situations.) The minivan was waiting at the intersection before i got there, so it should go first, right? BUT, I am going straight, so I should go first, no? Since it was an ambiguous situation, I figure it's safer to let the minivan turn left in front of me, and then I can go.
But then I see the driver of the minivan waving me through. I'm thinking, no way man, YOU go first. So I wave. Then the minivan starts to pull out to make the left, just as a car is coming down the big road! Whew, luckily the minivan saw it at the last second and jams on the brakes as the other car kind of swerves a bit. It was a little too close. I felt kind of bad, but when it's not clear who has the right of way, I wish the cars would just go first - it's safer for me.