Saturday, February 28, 2009

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.

4 comments:

hollysjoy said...

Good policy :-). By the way, I'm supposed to type "nosin". Get it no sin. Have a good day.

Dawn said...

Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, 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!

Dawn

dawn@themomentumproject.com

kitten said...

Thank you Dawn. I got that in an email and just seem to hit the spot in my life at this time.

Dawn said...

I am so happy to hear how The Law of the Garbage truck affected you! We have a book coming out this fall so check back with us for the release date!

Dawn