Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Garbage Truck
One day a friend hopped in a taxi and took off for the airport. My friend and
the taxi driver were going down the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped
out of a parking space right in front of them.
The taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by
just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started
yelling at us. The taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he
was really friendly.
So my friend asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car
and sent us to the hospital!"
This is when the taxi driver taught my friend what is now called, "The Law of
the Garbage Truck."
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of
garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As
their garbage pile s up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump
it on you.
Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't
take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over
their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so.....
"Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't." Life is ten
percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it