RIP Commonsense

This is from an e-mail I got. I have no idea who wrote it originally, but they did a bang up job … this is sad, but true, too often today.

An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely 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 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 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 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim


14 responses to “RIP Commonsense

  1. I’ve read this before, but still had a chuckle just now.

    >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.
    – The rock salt in the wound. Ouch!



    • I saw this myself a couple of years ago, but thought it was cute and worth sharing with others. I wish I knew who to credit for their ‘commonsense’. 🙂 I’m glad you got a chuckle. I did, too. 🙂


          • well I don’t think we’ve got it any better in the UK where I’m staying for a couple of weeks either. DEFINITELY not there in Bangladesh – is there a country that HAS got sense when it comes to politics these days?!


          • Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the politicians have sold their souls to the highest bidder (which is why I love Ron Paul so, … he is one of the few, not for sale), and that the elections are rigged to see that the NWO puppets stay firmly in place. That is why, on occasion, I can not resist throwing a political post into the works. Maybe when the people get fed up enough, we’ll all overthrow our corrupt leaders and get real leaders in place that will actually lead their individual Nations toward prosperity. As long as the bankers own the politicians, we’re screwed worldwide.


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