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.
I do not know who wrote this but I think it makes a point worth remembering and sharing. I personally belong to the common sense party.
Glad you were in my Odd neighborhood. Feel free to drop by any time. Odd Loves Company and odd loves you and you and you!! I would love to hear from you in the comment section of this blog, or on Facebook or Twitter!
11 thoughts on “Common Sense Died.”
I’m a card carrying member of Common Sense too! As a matter of fact my latest gripe is “nobody does their f’in job”!!!
KB, you go above & beyond in that department!!
Thanks Nancy. Well, lets keep our hopes out and maybe we will start a trend…I know there are more of us out there!!
There’s an oil for that….. the new Common Sense oil!
Somehow Cynthia I just knew there would be!!. Well.Why Not!
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This is way to true to be funny. You can educate a fool but you can’t make them smart!
an trust everyone BUT always cut the cards!!
I knew I had seen this before. Thanks for sharing it -it’s full of great reminders of the value and importance of personal responsibility.
Common Sense. So much could be solved using it…your story about your foster children….the dumbass judge certainly could have used a large helping of it! (click on Jane’s picture to read this story….)
Thanks for dropping by Odd!! Glad you were in our neighborhood.
LOVE this! Can I borrow it? Must share with the people in my world.
Of-course you can “borrow” it!! I did!
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