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WendyI
April 26th, 2013, 04:01 PM
I'm sure many of you have seen this...but I was reminded about it and thought I'd share it again.

oday 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 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 gets the worm; Life isnít always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (donít 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.

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 couldnít 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 four stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and Iím A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

asta
April 26th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Sad to say this sounds very legit.

rebeccas-sewing
April 26th, 2013, 08:08 PM
And on that depressing note I'm off to bed! Goodnight gals!

ilive2craft2
April 26th, 2013, 08:11 PM
That would be funny if it weren't so true!

Iris Girl
April 26th, 2013, 08:33 PM
very true and sad

Bubby
April 26th, 2013, 09:57 PM
So try...and very sadly so.

auntiemern
April 26th, 2013, 10:56 PM
So very sad, yet so very true. Worse thing that ever happened to parenting was Dr. Spock. Kids want and need discipline, and perameters to live by. Not just left to their own devices and video games.

phoots
April 27th, 2013, 12:34 AM
Wendy, Thanks for posting that! It's so good and so true!

Pam in Vegas

SandyWhite
April 27th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Very sad. ..