Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I think everyone has a bad day, so do I. My diapers was held by custom and they want to tax me RM550 for 26 diapers. I really making loss selling this batch of diapers. They said this is cloth diapers and have to tax 30%..Furthermore held my parcel for almost a week. Sigh la..

One more thing, I was really upset with these 2 local online stores owner. I have a customer who ordered a product from me and suddenly she wants to cancel it. She has read some comment from these 2 person on one of their online store about the product that she wants to buy. They even have a live chat to comment about this product. This online store owners given out the links and ask my client to check on the comparison about this product that she planned to buy from me.

I think this is not a proffesional way to do business, am I right? We don't talked and comment about other people products openly, they can email between themselves. They don't have any good supporting proof, don't comment on the product in open chat. This is not a right way to do business. I have informed my supplier about this comment and they will proof to me these people are wrong. I even called up a friend of mine who is a Certified Natural Healers about my product. She told me there are no problem with the ingredient of my product. The ingredients are all natural and safe for baby. This friend of mine taught me how the product work on each person and there are no side effect.

Luckily I have an understanding client, and after I explained to her and she agreed with me. She proceed with the order. I have another good online store owner from Penang who sent me an email when I told her I'm sad. This is really a good online store owner who works proffesionally.

Please read the message she sent to me, after I read it I really agreed with it. I got the call from post malaysia and informed me I can received my parcel tomorrow, then I got back this order from my client too. Now I'm happy as what this message meant, you don't hear, see what other people says..

The Law of the Garbage Trucks
A good philosophy, worth trying

The Law of the Garbage Trucks
How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day?

Unless you're the Terminator, for an instant you're probably setback on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what's important.

I learned it in the back of a Harare City taxi cab. Here's whathappened. I hopped in a taxi and we took off for Westgate .We were driving 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 breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches!

Here's 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 Zimbabwean, some wordsin Harare come with a special face.

Now, here's what 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 justdo that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"

And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."

Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full ofgarbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you letthem, they'll dump it on you. When someonewants to dump on you, don't take it personally. You just smile, wave,wish them well, and move on. You'll be happy you did. I guarantee it.

So this was it: The "Law of the Garbage Truck." I started thinking,how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do Itake their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, onthe streets? It was that day I said, "I'm not going to do 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 GarbageTrucks."I see the loadthey're carrying. I see them coming to drop it off. And like my Taxi Driver, I don't make it a personal thing; I just smile, wave, wish themwell, and I move on.

One of my favourite Football players of all times, Ronaldino, doesthis every day on the football field. With a smile he always jumps up as quickly as he hits the ground after being tackled. He never dwells on ahit. Ronaldino is always ready to make the next play his best. Goodleaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting. Good parents know that they have to welcome their children home from school with hugsand kisses.

Leaders and parents know that they have to be fully present, and attheir best for the people they care about.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Truckstake over their day.

What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by? You'll be happier. I guarantee it.

Please send this message to your friends if he/she feels down...



Annie Q said...

thanks for sharing this. Real a good article!

BabySashaNMom said...

Annie, u r most welcome!