Garbage Truck -a story
(This story was posted by an anonymous friend as the one written by an anonymous friend in Tamil in the face book. I rewrote it and then just checked on line and found that the story is available in https://www.quora.com/profile/Aarush-Nandal/Thoughts-pop-up-in-my-mind/Garbage-Truck-A-story . Fortunately I had used different words and different format. My bountiful thanks to the author AArush Nandal . I also ask his pardon.After writing this I checked further and found the same story in http://www.simpletoremember.com/jewish/blog/garbage-truck/ written by D.J.Polly ,My thanks to him also It is unfortunate that , whether on line or whether in face book , we do not acknowledge the source so that people (are we carrying garbage) think we have done a great job.Have we?)
One responsible officer who was well off,
Was one day travelling in a Taxi to the air port,
And when they were travelling a speeding car ,
Overtook them and almost hit them , but ,
The Taxi driver who seemed to be an expert,
Applied breaks and saved the officer’s life.
The driver of the speeding car who over took them,
Got out of the car , shouted nasty uncivilized words,
For quite some time and went away but ,
The Taxi driver did not utter a single word of protest,
But kept on looking at him with a pleasing smile.
And after the speeding car left them, the officer asked him,,
How come you did not shout at that rascal?
The taxi driver replied , “That car driver’s mind ,
Is like a garbage truck fully loaded with garbage ,
Like jealousy , disappointments and anger and over time,
That garbage keeps onb accumulating and they would be waiting ,
For a place to download the garbage from their mind.
When they download the garbages in their mind on us,
WE should not take is personally but wave them off with a smile,
So that garbage from their truck is not down loaded in our mind,
And we in turn download it at home or at an innocent customer like you.”
That officer understood what that intelligent taxi driver was telling ,
That our life is ten cent of how we make it and ninety percent ,
Of how we react to the garbage that is thrown at us off and on.