Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Common Sense?

You have probably read this obituary before but I thought it worth repeating. 
I won't be posting on Thursday as we will be away but be sure to check in on Friday as I have a big announcement to share.

 An Obituary printed in the London Times.....Absolutely Dead Brilliant!

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

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 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I  Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A  Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many  attended his funeral because so few realized he was  gone.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, I had not read this before! I love it. I think I've met the stepbrothers many times.