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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Law of the Garbage Truck

No doubt like me you receive many stories and jokes in your inbox from friends. I always enjoy the smiles, and sometimes I pass on any that are really funny. This one arrived a few days ago from my friend Marsha and I decided to post it here. I like stories that have a message or lesson and I thought this was a good reminder to us all. I hope you like it. Feel free to pass it on.

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off to 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 mere 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. I mean he was really friendly! So I asked " Why did you do that? That guy almost ruined your car and sent us both to the hospital!" This is when the 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 and pray for the ones who don't.


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


Jackie said...

Love it Linda, may i post it on my blog?

Linda H said...

Sure Jackie, go for it! :)

MissesStitches said...

Your story is great, Linda. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. Linda G

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