Common Sense - thought you might enjoy this...

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    SUZIEB Full Member

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    Subject: Obituary

    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 earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are in

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing
    regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-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 they
    themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to
    administer Panadol, sun lotion or a Band Aid to a student - but could not inform
    the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband,
    churches became businesses, 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 can 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 three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, 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
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  3. Cheb

    Cheb Gold Member

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    Great post Suzie, how true. The world has gone mad with political correctness.

    SUZIEB Full Member

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    Can't take the credit cheb - someone sent it to me on email so I just posted it here - didn't write it but completely agree with the sentiment..
  5. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    We have this is our staffroom at school.

    This is the one that I'm reminded of by others time and time again.

    Which reminds me. Don't forget Ian Wrights Unfit kids on tonight at 9:00pm;)
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