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" A Sad Passing"

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by JOHN(NJ), Jul 25, 2002.

  1. JOHN(NJ)

    JOHN(NJ) Guest

    Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, by the name of Common Sense.
    Common Sense lived
    a long life but died in the United States from heart failure on the brink
    of the new
    millennium. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records
    were long ago lost
    in bureaucratic red tape.He selflessly devoted his life to service in
    schools, hospitals,
    homes, factories helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and
    foolishness.


    For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power
    over Common
    Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when
    to come in out
    of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always
    fair.Common Sense
    lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn),
    reliable
    parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's
    okay to come in
    second.



    A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the
    Technological
    Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including
    body piercing,
    whole language, and "new math."



    But his health declined when he became infected with the

    "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus. In recent decades his
    waning strength
    proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing
    regulations. He watched
    in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health
    rapidly deteriorated
    when schools endlessly implemented zero-tolerance policies.



    Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a
    classmate, a teen
    suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired
    for reprimanding
    an unruly student only worsened his condition. It declined even further
    when schools had to
    get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not
    inform the
    parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.



    Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became
    contraband, churches
    became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and
    federal judges
    stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports.



    Finally, when a woman, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee
    was hot, was
    awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel.



    As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept
    informed of
    developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow
    toilets, rocking
    chairs, and stepladders.



    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 two
    stepbrothers: My
    Rights, and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few
    realized he was gone.
     
  2. JOHN(NJ)

    JOHN(NJ) Guest

    Sorry for the duplicate post guys!!!!!!!!
     
  3. How true it is. Thanks for the eye-opener.
     
  4. Citygirl

    Citygirl Guest

    John,

    Great post, I enjoyed it and agree with most of it, but you hit one of my hot buttons. I don't want to get anything started on your post...so I will start one of my own. Yes, I do agree common sense, in many ways is dead.
     
  5. Einstein

    Einstein Guest

    Sad to see the Ole chap die. :) Thanx John for the enlightenment. :thumb
     
  6. Toto

    Toto Guest

    Yep John NJ, I couldn't agree with your more. That is my biggest complaint now a days, what ever happened to common sense? But thank you for letting me know where he/she went as I have been worried for years about her/him. (notice the male/female there since we were never sure of it's gender).
    Hopefully that will include the crusers that complain about their cruise because their flights were late getting in or taking off to go home. Yes, there are those out there that feel their entire cruise was ruined because of those flights. I have read many reviews that reflect that. Even if they booked the air themselves. :dizzy :dizzy :dizzy
    Think about it, it will really makes you realize that common sense is definitely DEAD!
     
  7. surfergirl

    surfergirl Guest

    John,
    The mystery is finally solved.
    Thanks!!!!!

    :candle :VA :C@
     
  8. JeffStern

    JeffStern Guest

    Common Sense is far from dead; the rest of his family is alive and well; it's just that certain people, who only see the negative in every situation, have lost sight of Common Sense, Truth, Trust, Discretion, Responsibility and Reason. They flourish!
    Unfortunately, the Ima Whiner side of the family does not recognize the positive side of the family, and only wants to remain on familiar terms with its own side of the family, along with its siblings, Cynic Al, Pessy Mist and Gloomy Gus.....
     
  9. Toto

    Toto Guest

    LOL Jeff, good rendition there. :thumb
     
  10. rocster

    rocster Guest

    JohnNJ, AMEN!
     
  11. gin & t

    gin & t Guest

    Thank You. That was great.
     

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