“When people get frustrated, angry, or sometimes lose their shit at you, it’s not your fault 95% of the time.”
Read the law of the garbage truck and understand how to deal with them. This is the story my friend told me….
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.”
Most people’s lives are not where they want them to be. They work jobs they hate, are under-appreciated at home, they are in stressful relationships, they are just plain old unhappy. So when someone is “acting out” this holiday season, try to realize that it’s not you, it’s them.
Spread holiday cheer and love. Let’s make this holiday season the best yet by making sure you focus on spending time with your loved ones and not on worrying about what you are going to get.