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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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 backed 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. 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.

Have a garbage-free day!

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Oh my gosh! You don't know how bad I needed to read this! I've been a "garbage truck" for a couple of weeks now. I wasn't being one of them residential trucks either... I was an over-loaded 53 footer with out a tarped load. The truck pulling that trailer was only hitting on a few cylinders and blowing carbon out the stacks. :shock:

Yeah, it's been a bad few weeks. I'm guilty of letting things get me down. :(

I ran into a friend this afternoon at the store. Her husband has been battling stage 4 lung cancer and is now beating it. It really put things into perspective for me. Now I come home and read this and I have a new attitude.

Thanks for sharing Ron! ;)

Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Its got to be God my friend. I accidentally stumbled across it in my Doc's file looking for something else.

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