"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."



  1. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awe, thats so nice :) & I totally believe that

  3. That's neat! It really made me think about how much garbage I spread around... :(

  4. That is nice! It's a nice reminder that when people are like that, it's a sign of their unhappiness. And to just let it go, or even feel sorry for them.

  5. Thanks for coming to my blog! I'm feeling quite important. ☺


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