15 – Common Sense Obituary

The Passing of Common Sense


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who was 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:

* Why the early bird gets the worm.

* Life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was your fault.

* Don’t spend more than you can earn

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Common sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they had failed to do in disciplining their children and teachers were fired reprimanding unruly students. And a 6-year-old boy was charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate. 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. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became politically active businesses  and criminals received better treatment than their victims. When you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. When a woman spilled hot coffee on her lap, sued the company that served her the coffee and there was a huge $$ settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his four stepbrothers: I know my rights, I want it now, Someone else Is to blame, and 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.