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Saturday, March 14, 2009

An Obituary printed in the London Times........ Interesting and, sadly, rather true

oday we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the
worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn
) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).


His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
children
.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone!


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7 comments:

storybeader said...

is that sad, or what!

Shell Mitchell said...

So true... I really miss common sense, there seems to be so little of it left.

MagdaleneJewels said...

Thanks for reminding us about what we seem to forget these days about is important. So many people have their own agenda's, that we tend to forget other's have feelings and sensitivities that are a part of everyday life. What a sad testimonial to what we regard as "Common Sense" today! To bad this wasn't written in the NY Times also!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

So sad and so true!

BeadedTail said...

So sad but true! I miss Common Sense too!

NICO Designs said...

It seems as if everyone definitely wants to blame others and not take responsiblity for their actions. How sad.

Tulip's Talking said...

I have been saying it for awhile now...ignorance should be painful.

Oh wait, it is to those of us who still have "common sense"!