Came across this last night… pretty good reminder…
Twenty years ago, while riding in a New York City taxi, international keynote speaker and positive psychology leader David J. Pollay narrowly escaped a life-threatening car crash. The driver who almost caused the accident started yelling at the cab driver, who remarkably just smiled, waved, and wished him well. Pollay asked how the cabbie could remain so calm, and his response sparked the defining principle of The Law of the Garbage Truck: “Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment… And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally… move on.”
Also, from the following link:
“Targets become Garbage Trucks when they accept the needless criticism and inappropriate behavior of the bullies, internalize and fill up on it all, and then turn around and dump it on others…. When young people take in the vile slung at them and believe what they hear, they give even more life to the bullies barbs, taunts, exclusioning, and rumors.”
Quietly reject the garbage and move on!