Wednesday, September 16, 2009

the law of the garbage truck

i have received a email today the subject of which is the "LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK" i read onto the article and found it truly amazing, so I'm copy pasting it here... i believe it is of the creation of david j. pollay.. 
happy reading!



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.  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 disappointment, and full of anger.  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, and wish them well, say a prayer for them 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.  Forgive the ones who don't.  We're not always responsible for everything that happens to us, but we are responsible for how we react to what happens.  Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it!
Have a wonderful, garbage-free day!!!!!!!


  1. Yes, you are correct! Thanks for correctly attributing The Law of The Garbage Truck™ to David J. Pollay! My name is Dawn, and I work with David. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog, I know he’d love to have you stop by!

    You can also find out more information about The Law of the Garbage Truck™ on Make sure to check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: It’s pretty cool.

    Thanks again!

    Dawn Lynn