4/11/2011

Law of the Garbage Truck

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 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, but 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. Sometimes they'll dump it on you, but 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. 


Excellent advice from a unique point of view.

8 comments:

Belle said...

That is excellent advice. Some people are just mad at the world and who knows why? You just have to ignore them.

Desiree said...

Ditto that! Now, if more of us could just remember to practise that :)

Ozjane said...

Thanks for your visit....great advice in that story.

Cathy said...

That is great advice. Thanks for visiting my WFW. Blessings ~

Misfit in Paradise said...

I like it!

Sailor said...

Wow! That was a fantastic story. My wife moved to India from PA to be with me as I have visa and migration issues and for her the India Traffic is a nightmare. This kind of stuff happens here almost everyday and I am used to it and she is not. She reacts and I don't. Yes, sometimes I react to. Anyways, that was a wonderful story!

Mrs. Tuna said...

All I can hear is the beep, beep, beep of the garbage truck back up.

Lazarus said...

Didn't see where that was going at first, but very sage piece of advice, thanks for sharing!!!