Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Law of the Garbage Truck!

Good morning my fellow Rotarians.  This morning I have a story that someone recently sent me about a preacher from Kentucky.  It is called…  The 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! So, have a blessed, garbage-free day!

There you have it, the Law of the Garbage truck as the Bottom of our News on this Friday, July 27, 2012.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Famous Dumb Headlines

Good morning my fellow Rotarians.  With a Journalism background and having worked for a newspaper, I watch headlines, especially because I was lousy at writing them.  However, I came across a few that I thought might be worth sharing with you.  

 This was entitled… 
The benefit of requiring a master’s degree in Journalism to be a proof reader!

Man Kills Self before Shooting Wife and Daughter

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

War Dims Hope for Peace

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

There you have it, real live newspaper headlines as the Bottom of our News,
Friday, July 20, 2012.