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Monday, October 12, 2009

Garbage Truck

I received the below in an e-mail from a good friend. It made a lot of sense to me, so I wanted to share it with you.

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. 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!

Thank you Jeannie for the reminder. Have a blessed, garbage-free day everyone.


  1. too cute! My son has wanted to be the trash man since he could talk!!!!

  2. I love that theory! Great. Im gonna remember that the next time someone dumps something on me!

    Great post!

  3. Great analogy! Having worked in retail my entire life, I understand this all too well!

  4. That was awesome...thanks for sharing.

  5. Good lesson. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. I needed this today Cathy...

    Thanks for sharing it!


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