Maine's largest Hannaford Supermarket is on Forest Avenue in Portland near Back Cove. It likely has one of the largest parking lots as well and when you have a lot of cars that means you have a lot of drivers and some of them aren't paying attention.

The parking lot at Hannaford is laid out like a typical large store lot. A main throughway with several lanes of parking spots that come off it. Each of those lanes have a stop sign at the end of them giving drivers on the road in and out of the lot the right of way.

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In theory it should work fine, but there's one stop sign people tend to ignore because they are so close to the exit onto Preble Street.

See? There's the stop sign...

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But there's no stop sign for traffic coming from the left.

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I can't count the number of times of almost been t-boned trying to drive out with my groceries.

Please. I beg you. If you are driving in this parking lot, pay attention to the stop signs, because when you honk at me for "cutting you off" when I have the right of way, you just look like a fool.

Thank you. Enjoy your shopping. Give the Hannaford root beer in the glass bottles a try. It's delicious.