Obituary for an old friend.

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  1. Thought this was quite good............

    Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of an 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 isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault.

    Common sense lived by by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge).

    His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were put in place. Reports of a 6 year old charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch etc. Teachers suspended or fired for reprimanding unruly pupils only worsened his condition.

    Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children, and when everyone blamed society for their failures.

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental approval to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or even a plaster to a student - but could not inform a parent when a student became pregnant and wanted an abortion.

    Common Sense lost the will to live as the 10 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 or your family from a burglar in your own home, and the burglar can 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 his death by his parents, Trust and Truth, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, and his son, Reason.

    He is survived by his three step brothers, I know my rights, Someone else is to blame, and I'm a victim.

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


    (Sent to me as e-mail....so true huh?)
     
  2. RIP old friend - see you on the other side.

    Gone, but not forgotten.
     
  3. top notch!

    I know my rights ......
    waa waa waa - piss off

    I want........ waa waa waa- piss off

    This society of our is off down the pan rapidly.
    Weneed a politition with balls (or ladies version) to stand up for the decent hard working honest law abiding few of this country and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    OK am off to lay down... its not my fault, I'm a victim!

    Rant level rises again!
     
  4. damn straight
     
  5. RIP Shipmate!

    The memorial service will be held on 30 February 2008 at 0500 Royal Courts of Justice. :farao:
     
  6. Ah well, it's been a couple of weeks since this was last posted ;)
     
  7. Ah well, Karma..just delete it then....really have another life other then RR and don't have time to troll through weeks of threads/posts to see if this had already been posted.....thanks for your time. :thumright:
     
  8. Not to worry, it comes round about once a month...
     
  9. Ah...........right.
     
  10. Every time I see it I have a vision of bloke sitting on his own in the corner of an empty pub, tumbleweed passing by, sobbing into his pint of mild whilst avidly absorbing the Mail and the Express before ambling home with a pained expression to exercise those good old victorian hobbies of beating the wife and kicking the dog.

    :D
     
  11. It's about the same time period as a Norman alias change
     
  12. I have a feeling that he has a few accounts in the bank to flash up as required...
     
  13. WTF does this mean?

    Whilst some of the points may be a little melodramatic I basically agree with it. Are you saying that it is Victorian to believe that a situation like this is wrong
    "It declined even further when schools were required to get parental approval to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or even a plaster to a student - but could not inform a parent when a student became pregnant and wanted an abortion."

    Or that this makes sense to the majority of sensible people
    "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."

    Perhaps you were being sarcastic or maybe I have misunderstood your post.

    IMD
     
  14. Apparently.

    HTH

    :D
     

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