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Post by leseil612 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly 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 a paracetamol 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. If you
still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
nothing..
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