Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't accept the rubbish thrown on you.

This is a nice story.  And the moral of the story?  Don't worry, be happy!! Read on...

"Law of the Garbage Truck"

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!'

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!

Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

Have a very nice day!!!


A true Malaysian said...


'Garbage trucks' are all over. In virtual world as well?


Li Li said...

This is a lovely story....

Indeed, I am living in a garbage society !

Justin Choo said...


You have not been reading my blog for some time as indicated by this comment on my post which was done weeks ago.

Welcome back.

Li Li said...

Hi Justin,

Sorry, I have been so busy.... I am going to have a migraine soon ;<

I cannot believe what I have actually done for the past 3 months, March to May 2010. So many petty issues but I am glad alot of the backlogs have been slowly settled.

I will tell you if I get a chance to have a nice cup of coffee with you again. They are sensitive community projects but worthwhile.

Hey, I have always been browsing your website :-)

Just couldn't find the mood to type a nice comment.

Justin Choo said...


"I will tell you if I get a chance to have a nice cup of coffee with you again."
Hope to see you soon.

"Hey, I have always been browsing your website :-)"
Yhank you

"Just couldn't find the mood to type a nice comment."
Remember, no nice comments, no nice posts from me.

A true Malaysian said...

Some sparks from LiLi are good to keep this wonderful blog going, Justin.

Justin Choo said...


You too. No nice and frequent comments from you; no steam from me to post steamy posts!

Yes, you have been too quiet for my liking. I am about losing steam.

Don't spend too much time at THAT "intellectual" blog...talk only no action. Just like mine!



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