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The Garbage Truck Rule

posted 11/24/2008 1:28:12 PM |
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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 breaks, 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. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!"

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Nov 24 @ 1:34PM  
This one was posted yesterday just to let you know...

Nov 24 @ 2:04PM  

Nov 24 @ 2:24PM  

Just posted yesterday.

Nov 24 @ 2:38PM  
Thank you for sharing!

Nov 24 @ 5:27PM  
It was good a few months was good yesterday and still good today.....

We could all learn from that one!!!

Nov 26 @ 10:10AM  
Oh, I thought it was an adjunct to the 5 second rule, if it's in the truck for less than 5 seconds you can still eat it.

Nov 30 @ 10:53PM  
Excellent I needed that.

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