An obituary for Common Sense: RIP! 3



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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 realise 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 realised he was gone.

Did you laugh at this? Which part is the most true? Has common sense truly died?

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  1. oh yes! It’s true. Kids run around undisciplined, are ruse and have no respect for anyone or anything else. If it looks good, if people admire or respect it, smash it, burn it ,spray paint it and make the area untenable. all, because parents are not allowed to have Mr. Commonsense anywhere in the vicinity. All the goody two shoes have killed our poor friend as little by little they have whittled him out of our lives.
    But !! There are some great kids out there that have parents who have kept Mr. Commonsense and it shows in the respects of people and their belongings, help the old, disabled and stand up for a pregnant woman to have a seat.So, wonder of wonders Mr. Commonsense isn’t dead but is being sheltered in a great many of the next generation

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