Why drive on the street when you can take the sidewalk?
1) Driver of SUV, having politely honked me out of the way, proceeds up the sidewalk to the intersection.
2) Driver pulls off the sidewalk, neatly bypassing a long line of traffic on King Abdul Aziz Rd.
3) Driver snags a parking spot at the corner, just barely clearing the intersection itself (but behind the crosswalk, which in Riyadh is mostly theoretical anyway)
Nice work...and it's only 7:15 a.m.