Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some Things Are Worth Repeating

Remember the “Law of the Garbage Truck”?
Well, here it is again. It’s good advice for us.

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!'

Garbage_Truck 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!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Enjoy the warmth of spring.
Try to get outside and enjoy nature.

Quote of the Day
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller

Joke of the Day

A business man called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China.

After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him he needed a visa.

"Oh no I don't, I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those."

I double checked, and sure enough, his stay required a visa.

When I told him this he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express card."

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1 comment:

Dar said...

Love the Garbage truck true.
I did get outside today. It was 52 warm and wonderful degrees. Just enough to tease us for what's coming the end of the week.
I DO know the worth of water, as my well went dry last Oct.
I told my son the same thing as he applied for a Discover card..LOL...for his trip to China...he's properly prepared...I will have to tell him your joke