Obituary of Common Sense

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by urban dreamer, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Songster

    Sep 28, 2009
    Sherwood, AR
    An Obituary printed in the London Times........ Interesting and sadly very 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 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 didn't want to keep the child.

    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.

    I love this story because it is so sadly true. I didn't post it to start agruments (there are some touchy subjects listed) but just to vent about how selfish some people can be. Its almost christmas ya'll, remember there's two side to every story and a silver linning in everything so please remember to use your common sense the rest of this year and the next.

    *I edited out some of the more vague phrases, keeping in mind there are young ones on this site*
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009

  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    We were bemoaning his passing this Thanksgiving past.
    Maybe, let us be optimistic, he left some DNA laying around, and some kid messes around with it in the Garage, and before you know it, EVERYONE wants some of Common Sense.
    Of course it will be traded on wall street and have a meteoric rise and that kid will become the richest man in the world!
  3. miladachicken

    miladachicken Chirping

    Jul 12, 2009
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