I'm on my way back home there is a busy-ish road to my left, train tracks to my right and me and my dog wedged in between. As you may or may not know my dog is not a big fan of either cars or trains so I do not usually take this route but he is getting better so I thought it would be a good opportunity to desensitize him.
One of those big-ass noisy diesel trains go by and my dog goes into "oh-shit" mode. I want to keep going for a bit, wait for the cars to clear and then I'll cross the road and get away from them both.
Lady with her kid comes in her car and stops at a give way intersection.
There's no other cars at that moment but she does not move and I'm wondering when she will so I can cross the road. I can't actually see into her car very well and my dog is about to go berserk so most of my focus is on him.
About 15-30 seconds later I try waving her on but she does not move. I'm bewildered at that point and so instead of crossing the road in front of her (just in case she does decide to move) I walk around her car. Only when I have gone safely around her does she decide to move after giving me a quick dirty look (could be paranoia, I have a good reason for this). There were no other cars during this weird/awkward situation.
Should the lady have gone ahead (as there were no other cars) or was she right in waiting for me to cross first?
I reckon she should have just gone. Much quicker, safer, would have allowed me to get off the road and away from the train.