Obituary of Remarkable Interest……The loss of Common Sense

I was cleaning off my desk  in the school room this late evening.  It had been lost for awhile piled high with papers and computer discs. Much to my amazement, I discovered another desktop computer along with copier/fax machine hiding under the debris.   I came a cross a paper that I had saved ( card carrying member of the recovering paper junkies support group….)  I thought  it might be of interest to some….especially in light of  my posting on the lack of common sense that has permeated our society.

It’s rampant in the lack of parenting skills, marital relationships but even more in the ridiculous laws and misunderstandings people have of even so basic a document as our Nation’s Constitution.  The document our founding father’s labored over in trying to create and lay down the very foundations of our freedoms is slowly being turned against us.  Christians will soon become the minority in this country…..enough of my opinions.  

A note worthy obituary…………..

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense.  Mr. Sense had 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 and that life isn’t always fair.  Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).

His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.  Reports of a six-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.

Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, 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 finally gave up the ghost after a women failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge financial 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 two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

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

This was a forwarded anonymous email…..there is no credit given to the author who penned this little diddy.

I just thought it was ironic that I found this after ranting on stupidity and the lack of common sense that people seem to be showing today.  I must also point the finger at myself….I have had some major “Duh” moments (My first attempt at spaghetti. I was 13.  My ridiculous attempt to wear nylon(stockings with out the garter belt) to school on my first day as a freshman in high school. Painting a car with house paint. I was 6-7? Riding my bike with no hands….while standing and pedaling…age 10) but some people seem to have them perpetually………..I can’t seem to recall any as an adult….so maybe I grew into my common sense?

Wishful thinking….. right………?  🙂

September 3, 2007 - Posted by | Attitude, Celebrations, Friends, Growing up, Humor, Just Life, Observances, Religion, Satire


  1. I think at some point we have all had some major DUH! moments. I can’t think of any of mine right now, but I know there have been some. I can, of course, relate a few of Dh’s. But he wouldn’t appreciate it, I’m sure.

    I love the obituary…

    Comment by missplacedalaskan | September 3, 2007 | Reply

  2. I’ve read that before, and it is always good to read again.

    Comment by Elaine | September 3, 2007 | Reply

  3. Well, that is something to think about. It was good to read it. 🙂

    Comment by appliejuice | September 4, 2007 | Reply

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