How many times have you seen people get out of cars with the handicap placard who look perfectly healthy? They can walk to the store seemingly fine. The can carry big bulky items without an issue.
But how do you know they don't have an invisible illness? One that qualifies them for the placard? Or the driver is healthy, but their passenger (an elderly person or a child) isn't?
A mini van could really be a lift van that carries a person in a wheelchair. Yes, the driver may be fine, but isn't the person who is in the wheelchair entitled to shop? That person is the person for whom the placard is there.
Besides the driver of the truck being parking challenged.... the silver mini van carries a beautiful young woman who is wheelchair bound due to a neurologically regressive disease. That mini van has a lift in it so she can get into and out of the car to get to doctor appointments. This photo was actually in the hospital parking lot.
So the next time you see a seemingly healthy person get out of a vehicle that is parked in a marked handicapped spot, please realize it isn't all about them.
Today's writing challenge is Willy Wonka's Greatest Candy Making Secret.
But before I reveal what I think is his greatest secret we have to look back (thanks to Wikipedia).
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film—a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl—tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only film appearance) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. (source)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1964 and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1967. The book was adapted into two major motion pictures: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005. The book's sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, was written by Roald Dahl in 1972. Dahl had also planned to write a third book in the series but never finished it. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, Deep Roy as the Oompa-Loompas, and Geoffrey Holder as the Narrator, was a hit. (source)