Tag:sad truth
Posted on: September 23, 2008 11:12 am
Edited on: September 23, 2008 11:15 am


My parents told me about Common Sense early in my life and told me I
<tt>would do well to call on her when making decisions. It seems she was </tt>
<tt>always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. </tt>
<tt>Today I read her obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in </tt>
<tt>remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many </tt>
<tt>generations. </tt>

<tt>Obituary:  Common Sense </tt>

<tt><tt>Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who </tt>
<tt>has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old she was </tt>
<tt>since her birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. </tt>
<tt>She will be  remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as </tt>
<tt>knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the </tt>
<tt>worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend </tt>
<tt>more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not </tt>
<tt>children are in charge). </tt>

<tt>Her health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but </tt>
<tt>overbearing regulations were set in place. </tt>

<tt>Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for </tt>
<tt>kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash </tt>
<tt>after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, </tt>
<tt>only worsened her condition. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the </tt>
<tt>job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly </tt>
<tt>children. </tt>

<tt>It declined even further when schools were required to get parental </tt>
<tt>consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a </tt>
<tt>student, but could not inform the parents when a student became </tt>
<tt>pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became </tt>
<tt>contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better </tt>
<tt>treatment than their victims. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a </tt>
<tt>burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to </tt>
<tt>realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot.  She spilled a little </tt>
<tt>in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement. </tt>

<tt>Common Sense was preceded in death by her parents, Truth and Trust; </tt>
<tt>her husband, Discretion; her daughter, Responsibility; and her son, </tt>
<tt>Reason. </tt>

<tt>She is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else </tt>
<tt>is to Blame, and I'm a Victim. </tt>

<tt>Not many attended her funeral because so few realized she was gone.</tt>

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Tags: Humor, sad truth
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