A taxi driver was on his way to an Airport. Quite unexpectedly, the driver slammed on the brakes. The car skid away from the track a bit but saved a collision by a few centi meters. Another car had jumped into the drive way as if from nowhere. The other car driver whipped his head and began yelling at the driver in the story. The passenger in the car was surprised to see his driver smiling and waving at the other as if he is a good old friend of him. The passenger asked him,
“Why did you do that? He would have almost ruined us.”
It is this unknown taxi driver, who explained for the first time, perhaps the best finding of the century – ‘Law of the garbage truck’.
He said to the passenger in a soft voice.
“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.”