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An Obituary printed in the London Times

FABMAN2010-08-09 08:35:47 +0000 #1
An Obituary printed in the London Times - interesting and sadly rather true.

Today 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 class mate; teens suspended

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 Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

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 la p, 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, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.


drtj2010-08-09 08:42:14 +0000 #2
Sad but true
phreebsd2010-08-09 08:49:44 +0000 #3
Quote:

Originally Posted by drtj

Sad but true

I’m your truth, telling lies

I’m your reasoned alibis

I’m inside open your eyes

I’m you
GWNBrute2010-08-09 09:38:12 +0000 #4
I no people say you cant teach common sense but I'm a firm believer that you can and parents need to start teaching their children it. My old man always taught us it by saying a few simple words that went something like this "your lips a flapping and your brains in neutral" which in turn made us think before we reacted.
Big D2010-08-09 10:22:53 +0000 #5
I agree. I think sometimes you lose it though. I believe people my age (yeah, the old farts) were brought up with common sense, but some of the people I work with couldn't think for themselves and do what's right if their lives depended on it. In many cases they are ruled by money, popularity and power.
drtyTshrt2010-08-09 09:01:53 +0000 #6
Yeah I used to have common sense but now I call it RARE SENSE because no one has it anymore

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