The Law of the Garbage Truck
sehgalviveka | October 17, 2008 at 09:34 pmby
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We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of the right shoulder right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes,skid, and missed the other car by just inches!To top it all of, 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 very non- confrontational .
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and
sent us both 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 real 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!
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