Archive for October, 2011

I see dumptrucks!

Posted: October 27, 2011 in The Warped Wiseman

The following is an excerpt from:  The Law of the Garbage Truck by David J. Pollay

 

“Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. And I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here’s what happened.

I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, the car skidded, the tires squealed, and at the very last moment our car stopped just one inch from the other car’s back-end.

I couldn’t believe it. But then I couldn’t believe what happened next. The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. How do I know? Ask any New Yorker, some words in New York come with a special face. And he even threw in a one finger salute! I couldn’t believe it!

But then here’s what really blew me away. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was friendly. So, I said, “Why did you just do that!? This guy could have killed us!” And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck™.” He said:

“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 look for a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you.

So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Believe me. You’ll be happier.”

So I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the street? It was then that I said, “I don’t want their garbage and I’m not going to spread it anymore.”

I began to see Garbage Trucks. Like in the movie “The Sixth Sense,” the little boy said, “I see Dead People.” Well now “I see Garbage Trucks.” I see the load they’re carrying. I see them coming to dump it. And like my taxi driver, I don’t take it personally; I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.”

 

 

How often do you see garbage trucks?

 

– Jay-T out

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Little Albert

Posted: October 24, 2011 in The More You Know

If you’ve never heard of the ‘Little Albert’ experiment, it’ll be a nice read for you on google or youtube. In short, John Watson used loud scary noises to train a child to be deathly afraid of small white lab rats. But the outcome of the experiment resulted Albert’s phobia expanding to all other forms of anything furry and bipedal. Catastrophically, Albert had to leave the experiment before Watson was ever able to undo the childs fear.

 

So somewhere out in the world, there was a kid that was deathly afraid of almost any animal.

This person is not little Albert, but the results seem to be just as bad. Go ahead and watch a grown buff tattooed man sob at the sight of puppies.

Video credit: Animal Planet

What’s in a name?

Posted: October 15, 2011 in The Warped Wiseman

Have you ever stopped to realize how many things around you do you really own? Not just have in your possession, but actually truly own? What about your computer?  The microwave in your kitchen?  Your car?  Your iPod?  The truth is, we actually don’t own very much. We may have bought some things from vendors, but in today’s society, we really don’t truly own anything,  save one;

Your name.

You see, if you don’t make your regular payments on your house, car, or any other items you may have, you may find it to your dismay that they can easily be taken away from you and theres not a thing you can do about it. But your name can never be taken away. It stays with you forever, so you have to take extremely good care of it. A persons name is the easiest thing to soil.

Remember back when you were young, and there was always this kid that would pick on you or your friends. This kid made your stomach turn, and it wasn’t just the kid. Anyone could just mention the persons name and your stomach would turn. That name had been soiled for you.
Other soiled names would be:
         Adolf Hitler
         Saddam Hussein
         Timothy McVeigh

All of these names can have different effects on people. Even cause people grief. Yes, grief. Just by hearing a name.

Take care of your name. Make sure that the people you meet and talk to daily know by the sound of your name what kind of person you are. Don’t leave anyone with a sour taste for your name. Its the only thing you can really keep with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Jay-T out