Obituary For The Death Of 'Common Sense'.

  Big L 266 11:32 10 Jan 2011


The following was sent to me this morning about the death of 'Common Sense'. I copy and paste it in full for your reading pleasure and I agree with every last word of it as well. Enjoy....

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather 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 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

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

  Bapou 11:39 10 Jan 2011

'Common Sense'. Those two words were banned soon after the New Labour Government were voted in.

In fact, I'm sure you can be hauled in front of a magistrate for even using the term.

  Big L 266 11:43 10 Jan 2011


Bapou....You're right - probably get 6 months for it! Hang on? Wouldn't that affect my 'human rights?'

Big L 266

  shellship 11:45 10 Jan 2011

Oh so true. Thanks.

  Big L 266 11:50 10 Jan 2011


Shellship....I felt a sense of kinship with 'Common Sense' as well. Must've been a wonderful person.

Big L 266

  Noldi 12:21 10 Jan 2011

You forgot to mention his academic history, He went to the University of Life, and this qualification is not accepted now by many employers.


  Grey Goo 13:37 10 Jan 2011

What do you expect when Reality TV is more popular than authodox Religion. Institutional Cretinism is now the New Order.

  Woolwell 13:40 10 Jan 2011

Sorry to be a kill joy but this is in various different forms has been around for years.

  sunnystaines 14:04 10 Jan 2011

liked it very much, nice one.

  lotvic 14:36 10 Jan 2011

We know it has, or at least those of us who still have common sense know it has.

  lotvic 14:58 10 Jan 2011

I enjoyed that, it's so true, thanks.

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