The "you were there first" courtesy applies to four way stops. You seem to think it applies to all driving situations. While I admire your bravery in repeatedly beating an old man to the punch, I do not appreciate your risking of everyone's lives so that you can make that F'ed up left onto Hawthorne. It's going to turn red before you get there anyways. Don't be surprised when your made up laws land you in the court of T-Bones and E.R. visit.