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Eddy Matthews:
London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

'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 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 Elastoplast 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 Ten Commandments became contraband; 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; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; 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 realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.'

 

Regards
Eddy

Harold H. Duncan:
Eddy,
what a loss to us all,
and so sadly true
kiwi

steamboatmodel:
I remmember "Common Sense" it was a rat poison in a Yellow tin usually found on the farm. It was not usually available in the City as it took some common sense to use it. It was finally removed from the market because people could not read and follow one of its simple directions " Do NOT use any utensils that come in contact with this product with food". Unfortunately in the rush to eliminate this very effective product from the marketplace, All common sense appears to have been eliminated completely.
Regards,
Gerald 

DamienG:
So sad to announce common senses brother common decency has also died 22yrs later very sad news :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing

R.Groff:
Common sense when a wife is railing to stop bulling yet she lives with the biggest bully I have heard or seen in all my life what happened to treating people with respect .
Rick   

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