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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



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.

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