Garbage Truck Rule

One day 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.’

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

What a great philosophy!

4 thoughts on “Garbage Truck Rule

  1. I agree with your taxi driver. In the past, I used to get really mad when someone was driving like crazy and I had to do the right move to miss them. Now, I calmy do the necessary to avoid them, then I forget. I wish I could do the same with every other aspects of life though.

  2. I am the same froggy, I’ve gone through periods in my life where I just built it all up into a big ol stinky heap… didn’t make me too happy nor those around me thats for sure

    Always wise you are!

  3. I try to be wise and I succeed sometimes. Most often I fail! It is said we learn from our mistakes… Well, I sometimes have to make the same mistake several times before the goal is achieved, it’s exhausting 🙂

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