"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
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
and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when
well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in
Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after
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
and criminals received better treatment than their
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."
- Author unknown
A friend sent this to me the other day and I thought that I would share it with you guys.
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11-16-2008, 03:41 PM #1
An Interesting and Sad Obituary.......Stay Safe
“Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
- Capt. Marc Cox CFD
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
11-16-2008, 07:30 PM #2
Actually I thought he passed a long time ago.
It’s really a shame so few people ever got to know him.
RIP C. Sense
Last edited by confire; 11-17-2008 at 03:47 PM.
11-17-2008, 10:48 AM #3
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I think he was survived by twin cousins too:
You Owe Me
The World Owes Me.
Yes, Common Sense will truly be missed by those who knew.
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