Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Law of the Garbage Truck

Remember this each morning.

The Garbage Truck Theory . . . . .

I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a big 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? The guy almost ruined
your vehicle 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.’

3 comments:

suzi said...

Loved it, Thanks. I'm glad that Sean is like the taxi driver.

Chris said...

Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Chris, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™ - Beware of Garbage Trucks™! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog davidjpollay.typepad.com I know he’d love to have you stop by!

Also check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. It’s pretty cool.

Thanks again!

Chris

chris@bewareofgarbagetrucks.com

Kona Shelley said...

That is an excellent story and I need to keep reading things like this right now!!