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An Obituary printed in the London Times ...

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by blacknblue, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. An Obituary printed in the London Times ...

    '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 mouth wash 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

    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, his son, Reason

    He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights

    I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame; 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
  2. I was wondering why he hadn't called for a while.

  3. my mate had a simular take off;

    "Common sense is so fukn rare its a super power."
  4. This one is good, but has been posted before.
  5. I love it. I've sent it to some friends. :)
  6. In addition to the Church becoming a business....... If the government had any common sense, they'd tax the church, it's an un-tapped goldmine!
  7. Though it would be political suicide to even suggest such a tax or fix the loopwholes some bastards are useing :evil: