Let me share with you an article I read recently. It’s called “The Law of the Garbage Truck”.
Today 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 care whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, 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 truck. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointments, grudges, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you on slightest chance they get.
Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave and 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 key thing is: you will always come across them everyday, if you take on their garbage, your Amazing day is gone and you might become the new garbage truck.
Do have a #GarbageFree Thursday!
I honour you.