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The Death Of Common Sense

Aug 24th 2010 at 12:46 PM
The Death Of Common Sense
London Times Obituary
of the late Mr. Common Sense

‘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 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 failed to do in disaplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast 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 Ten Commandments became contraband; 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; his wife, Discretion; along with his daughter and son, Responsibility and 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.

Please to comment
Aug 15th 2011 at 9:45 AM by patialvi
Common sense is very uncommon which common people don't have ...
Jan 8th 2011 at 10:46 PM by timeout
SO TRUE, very well put, thanks for this, It is a sad state of affairs for sure, Kathy
Nov 9th 2010 at 8:02 AM by stephaniebeth
''The Early Bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese'' ;-)
Sep 21st 2010 at 2:55 PM by learntoprofitonline
Thanks for posting this. I have a copy posted on the bulletin board at work.
Sep 18th 2010 at 4:46 PM by Nightman
I agree with a lot of what you say, except I do not believe common sense is dead. It may be in some places. Perhaps too much dependence on the government is one of the causes. Who knows?
Aug 26th 2010 at 12:33 PM by HealthyGuy
AMEN Sister, I couldn't agree more. There are a lot of us who feel the same way. " Do not get discouraged in well doing, for in due season, you will reap what you sow." To Your Great Success and Health Dr. Lee
Aug 24th 2010 at 2:26 PM by incomepowerboost
HI Louise that was very entertaining and sadly true lol Thank you for sharing this with us. It actually made me chuckle
Aug 24th 2010 at 12:59 PM by blackfolder1
Hi Louise! I loved your article so much that I tweeted it and reposted it on facebook. (Crediting you, of course)

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