I get shocked looks when I approach the edge of a road to cross and realise I can't get across clearly and *stand back* away from the edge of the road to make sure people know I'm not going to cross before they pass me.
I make a point of turning away from the street when I'm not going to cross before the car passes. Otherwise, it's the whole "who's going to go first" game, and I'd rather let the multi-ton rolling death machine go first.
Oh my God, I've often wondered if I was the only one who got irritated at people who try to be nice to me rather than follow the rules of the road! Nice to know I'm not as weird as I thought I was!
My drivers ed teacher (who was really cool) made a point of telling us that we should never be concerned about "being nice" and letting someone else have our right of way, because while we were being nice to that one person, we were being rude to anyone and everyone that was stuck behind us.
However, I have been known to stop for people crossing at a cross walk because, technically, I could be ticketed for not doing so, even if they' haven't left the curb, yet. But I won't do that if there's a lot of traffic coming, because it's just not safe.