This is such a silly little thing and, believe me, I get the most likely reason behind it, but for the love of that is holy, WILL ONE OF YOU MORONS GO?!?!? Allow me to explain…
Ever been to a four way stop? I’ll assume you have. Let’s review the rule, shall we? If two people get there at the same time, the person on the right has the right-of-way and rotates appropriately. Otherwise, it’s first come, first serve.
What’s my bitch? When I’m 15′ from the limit line and you’re already at the limit line, you can go. You don’t have to sit and wait for me to approach, stop, look at you, see you look at me, wave me on, me wave you on (since you have the right-of-way anyway), shake your head emphatically, wave me on again, me yell “just fucking go”, you to yell “what?”, me to pull my gun, you to look shocked, me to shoot all your tires flat, you to be upset, and me to get fired.
Wouldn’t it just be simpler if you, having met your obligation to stop, just went on your merry way? I thought so too.
I don’t know what it is, but some people seem to have some kind of weird aversion to taking their right-of-way when there’s a cop at the same intersection. There have been times when I’ve literally just sat there until someone, anyone, went. It’s trivial, but it bugs the shit out of me.