Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Death of common sense

I got this in my email.


Too bad our grandchildren won't know him.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense., who has been with us for a long time. 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 catches 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 earn and reliable strategies like 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 children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense became discouraged to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment and more rights 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 on her lap and was awarded a huge settlement. It didn't make sense to Common Sense that soldiers who lose limbs and lives defending our country got no such settlements. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion and Loyalty, his daughter, Responsibility and his son, Reason. He is, however, survived by his 3 stepbrothers; Mr. I Know My Rights, Mr. Someone Else is to Blame, and Mr. I'm A. Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you are one of the few who happened to remember him, you might want to pass this on.

common sense is not so common
~voltaire

2 comments:

flatbush gal said...

Aw I miss Common Sense! I used to call him C.S. for short..good times.

ure fave commentor ;-) said...

very cute hun! email it to me ;-)