I have always thought of myself as being a pretty smart guy.  However, sometimes, I am amazed at the basic things I fail to notice.

The other day, I was talking to a guy outside Walmart in Augusta.  He mentioned that he wasn't sure where he parked.

I told him that my trick was to look at the building when I get out of the vehicle.  That way, I have a pretty good idea of what row I am in.  If I look at the building and see that yellow star thing, I know I need to be standing under that when I walk back out into the parking lot.  He told me he thought that was a good idea and then wandered off to find his vehicle.

A few minutes later, I heard a couple of older women talking about where they parked.  The conversation went something like this:

  • Woman 1: Ethel, where'd we park?
  • Woman 2: Well, Gladys, I think it was out this way.
  • Woman 1: No.  No, it wasn't.  I think we're somewhere in eight.
  • Woman 2: Oh yeah.  That's right, we're in eight!

They started walking away from the building in the direction of their vehicle.  Normally, I don't spend a lot of time listening to other people's conversations, but this one stuck with me.  I wondered what they meant by "eight".

Then, I saw it!

There are signs in the parking lot to let you know what row you parked in!


How have I never noticed this before?  I knew these existed in the parking lots of big shopping malls and amusement parks, but I had no idea that these were a thing at Walmart stores in Maine.

Please tell me I am not the only one who did not know about these!

16 Now Closed Turnpike Mall Stores

The Turnpike Mall in Augusta has been around for over a half century. In that time, dozens of stores and businesses have come and gone. We've put together a list of some of the more notable ones. Do you remember any of these?
This information was found on the Mall Hall of Fame and Zayre88 websites.


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