March 16, 2009

So True

This is an email I've received a few times over the years. Figured I'd post it for more to see. :-)

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 mouth
wash 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, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility and his son,

He is survived by his 4 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.
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