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I wanted to share this with you all

To me it says it all !!!
What do you think?

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.

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,
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.

I had a laugh at this but ,alas, it SO TRUE

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So so right Helen it makes me want to weep.

13 Oct, 2011


I know what you mean Stroller, it is a very true sad fact eh!!

13 Oct, 2011


Very cleverly written and yes sadly so true! :~(

13 Oct, 2011


yes, tragically and sadly very true....very very true...

13 Oct, 2011


Common sense is to only look after your own interest and never bother about others. I never had it Helen.

13 Oct, 2011


So glad you shared this with us, I work in an High school in the D & T food, and if I have to give 1st aid, I am supposed to ask the pupil if they mind me touching them, in case of sexual harassment by me, I don't know what will happen if the pupil has blacked (oops shouldn't use that word) out or cut them self's really badly or heaven forbid badly burn them self's, I am sure the parents don't want me wasting time on niceties.

13 Oct, 2011


As I have mentioned in other blogs of this nature - one more reason why I live in Spain and have turned my back on Britain! In this region I can say with surety that Common Sense is alive and kicking, along with his compadres Respect and Consideration - spoken for the rural areas! Not sure what goes down in the cities!

14 Oct, 2011


it is just so ridiculous Jennyh .health and safety has a lot to answer to!!!!!
its because we have adopted the american way of "blame and sue" alas :o((

14 Oct, 2011


I've just come across this Helen and OH is sending it on to his email list. How very true that we a living under the pressure of foolish legislation by persons who have had their common sense surgically excised soon after birth. They got to grammar schools themselves. They found they coudn't allow others to have the same chances based on testing. Those tests are now thought so hard that well educated adults, tested, find them very difficult. We little kids just knuckled down and did them.

19 Jul, 2012


so true Dorjac. Glad you liked it

19 Jul, 2012

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