The Law of the Garbage Truck

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ulikedew, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving
    in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space
    right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and
    missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his
    head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and
    waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.

    So I asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your
    car and sent us to the hospital!"

    This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, "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 piles 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 streets.
    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."
     
  2. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    good point , sometimes hard but probly right !!! :roll_eyes:
     

  3. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Thanks for the post.:big_smile:
     
  4. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Outstanding post my Friend, and so much truth also..

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Good advice, certainly, but it's far easier said than done, I'm afraid! :embarassed:
     
  6. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Different perspective and a good one at that.