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Old 07-17-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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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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Old 07-17-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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Here, here, dear!
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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that attitude would probably urk mot people. kill them with kindness...
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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I surely like the idea but with me well 50% o the time the old bite your head off over rides it, i try really really hard sometimes but that old Neanderthal instinct peeks it's head out every so often.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:39 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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Thanks Bones for the garbage truck rule. It sure is true. Like findinghope said, "kill them with kindness"! Sometimes that is a difficult thing to endure, that old pride man inside of all of us just wants to have his/her way.
Well when that wants to happen to me I just go and pour myself a tall glass of iced tea.
Thanks for the wisdom, we truly can learn if we only listen and in that listening spare ourselves and other's a whole lot of heart ache, don't we?
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Thanks for sharing that, Bones. We don't always have to return another person's nastiness.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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I know it's very difficult to do, (kill them with kindness, turn the other cheek,etc.) but I believe if we all try a little harder to forgive others mistakes - the world will be a happier place......
Before someone jumps on the bandwagon, I'm not talking about murder, rape, violent crimes,etc........
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:46 PM
 
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did you hear the story of the guy in oregon? it was a road rage incident. a cyclist told a man in a car to slow down. the man in the car ran over his bike. when the cyclist got in front of the car to stop him, the car just went right for him. took him for a ride for a few blocks!
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