Friday, January 29, 2010

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 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 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, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by 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 .

Are you one of the few? How will we know? If so leave a comment and take our poll titled, “Do You Have Common Sense?”



by Pegg Thomas said...

I've read several versions of this over the years. It's a shame we have to poke fun at what should be "common sense."

Louis Edwards said...


You're so right. It's ashame that this world has come to what it has. With current moral decay, and a lack of love for the Lord; I hate to say it's only going to get worse.

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Lorrie said...

Sad but true :-(

Louis Edwards said...


Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to read and leave a comment. Your support means allot.

Golfguy said...

Good stuff--Came over from CW to take a look. I will be back. Seems to me that my common sense got better with age.


old guy rambling said...

Fun stuff. I came over from the CW
site and was pleasantly surprised. I read through several of your posts and liked them all. Please take my comments with a grain of salt—not sure I have much common sense. I will come back.

Louis Edwards said...


Ditto on the common sense with age. When I was younger, I thought common sense was the money that me and my brothers and sisters had to share. LOL

Thank you for stopping in and taking a gander at things. Come back and become a part of the family.


Louis Edwards said...

Old Guy Rambling

Take it with a grain of salt? How about with pepper and ketchup? LOL! That is not a problem, I like comments.

Glad you could stop in and look around. Look forward to seeing you more.

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