Oh. My. God. Local drivers would rather die, than follow the rules of the road and let a driver merge!
Olympia drivers would rather their backsides ossify by backing the left lane 2 miles, with one or more other drivers blocking the right so as to prevent any merging going on. You know what road I am talking about, near Steamboat Island Road.
And while you are learning to merge, please learn how to correctly use turn signals. Thank you.