Feb 21, 2009

I wish you a "Garbage Free Day"!!!!

A forward I received that I liked enough to share with my Blogger friends :o)

One day I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a 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 cabbie said.

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. Have a happy, garbage-free day!


  1. Hi Ken! It is a real thought provoking post. Yes as you said let us make our life garbage free.

  2. Attitude is everything. Garbage is all around us but it doesn't mean we have to wallow in it.

  3. It would be difficult to do when that other person was the cause of you getting in a wreck. I personally would want to get out of the car and smack them on the head.

  4. Hi Ken,
    Great thought ... I've heard that it's also much healthier for people to let things slide like this. So long as you don't end up sliding right into some idiot driver who cuts you off.

  5. I like the concept. I know that when I smile and am friendly with people, I feel pretty darn good. But if I get angry about something (and it usually IS a stupid driver), it just makes ME feel crummy. I prefer the former!

  6. I keep seeing you over at the Stupidsheet and A Penny for My Thoughts and thought I would stop by. I liked this post. Thanks for sharing. Life is all about perspective sometimes.

  7. The concept does work, sometimes if we all just took a minute.


  8. What a great story. It's about taking a big old deep breathe and letting those types of moments roll right off the shoulder.
    Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone accepted that attitude?

  9. I've read this somewhere before. It's a great attitude to look at life with. (Hugs)Indigo

  10. This is so good - I am going to send this off to a few folks I know. Thanks for putting this up.


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