Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Common Sense

This came to me via email from my mom. I am not sure who wrote it, but who ever wrote it did a great job so I want to share it with you.

' London Times' Obituary

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 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.

Common Sense 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, his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility and 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.

4 comments:

All Things BD said...

That was AWESOME. I gave you a little linky love for this one. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany T said...

I found you through AllThingsBD. This is an excellent find. A while ago I blogged about a car accident I witnessed where a company truck hit another vehicle due to someone else's negligence. Even though the police had enough information on the one who possibly caused the accident, the company the truck driver represented didn't want to press charges since paying the victim of the accident would cost less than taking the guilty to court. ACK - I require Common Sense. I'm so sad to see it pass.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

That was totally brilliant! Seriously.

Poor Common Sense, she'll be missed.

homegirl said...

That is so true! Thanks for sharing!