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Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Garbage Truck

One day, I hopped into a taxi and 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 the 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. I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you 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 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. NEVER take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well and move on with the routine life. 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 is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you well and right. Pray for the ones who don't.
A very rightly said quote, "Life is 10% of what you make and 90% of how you take". I hope none of us here carries a "garbage truck" syndrome in our lives. If you have to carry, try a BMW or a Porsche or maybe even a Ferrari...its a much smoother ride!


erv said...

hi boss. thanks for sharing the story. again, learnt stg from it.

the taxi driver has a very high EQ, which i really admire. it's not easy ppl for ppl to just just wave and smile to the ppl who may have just endangered their lives.

'do not let "garbage trucks" take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets'.

that was really an encouragement for us to stay positive and be happy everyday instead of complaining what's lacking in our lives!

Babyboss Pictures said...

ERV : Yes, u r right. Here is another good catch phrase : "He who angers you controls you". So, don't let anyone's foolishness get into you! Have a great day!