Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
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Sunday, 6 June 2010
The Passing Of Common Sense.
You tell me what you think, once you have read it??
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, common sense, who had been with us for very many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago 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 catches 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 strategies ( adults, not idiots and 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; teenagers suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; 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 discipling their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to seek parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Asprin 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 when 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 own and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after 'Health & Safety Regulations' reared it's head and a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little down her lap, and was promptly awarded damages for millions in 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 half-brothers, 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 realised he was gone!!