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Do not let this unique market affect your attitude please read this garbage truck rule!

Posted by kim carpenter on April 25, 2008
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How often do you let other people change your mood?   Do you let a bad
driver, rude waiter, aggravated customer, curt boss, an insensitive
co-worker or employee ruin your day?   Unless you’re the Terminator, for an
instant you’re probably set back on your heels.   However, the mark of a
successful person is how quickly she/he can get back her/his focus on
what’s important.

I learned this lesson in a taxi cab.   Here’s what happened:
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 is 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!



Thank you,


Gary Walker

Union Savings Bank

V-P of Sales

317.815.1044 direct line

317.529.9278 cell

317.843.4154 fax

5881 East 82nd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46250




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