London Times Obituary of the late Mr Common Sense !

I had this sent to me by a close relative as an e mail attachement this morning. It is very interesting and sadly very true. Hope you all enjoy reading this:

> '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; his
> wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his
> son, Reason. 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. If you
> still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the
> majority and do
> nothing.'

Thanks for reading this. Take care and God Bless!
Kris Sreekandath

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Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on January 3, 2009 at 3:48pm
a very interesting way of expressing an idea, smart!!
Comment by Melissa on November 19, 2008 at 12:07am
I loved this!! It is so true. Thanks for posting it
Comment by Tinkie on November 16, 2008 at 3:11pm
This is very good, thanks, and I did enjoy reading it.

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