Sunday, 11 March 2007

RIP Common Sense

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 tapes.

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 isnt always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (dont spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not chidren, are in charge)

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six 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 unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parentel consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a band aid to a student- but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband. Churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common sense took a beating when you couldnt 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 his death by his parents, Truth and Trust. his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility, and his son Reason

He is survived by three stepbrothers, I know my rights, Someone else is to blame, and I'm a victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.
If you still remember him pass this on, If not join the majority and do nothing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you write this? I mean is it yours?