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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Obituary - death of a good person

'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 intentional 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.

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, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason. He is survived by his four 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 nothing.

Take care and be well.


macK said...

less than 30 mins, 3 blogs with the same post

L_ZEE said...

hmm.. that is a brilliant post actually.. Alot of things are true about it!

Nil said...

In Malaysia, a person is somehow able to sodomise another person without having any anal pentration.

An ordinary peon in politics can raise racial tensions and get the Prime Minister and Deputy to apologise.

A school dropout can get among the top politicians to become his mentor and career counsellor.

R.I.P. my dear friend COmmon Sense, you will be dearly missed.

Anonymous said...

The rot starts from the top
Crab teaching how to walk straight.
Leopards cannot change their spots

Somehow these commmonsense does not apply to politicians.

Opps just remembered..If you ask a father if he wants his children to follow his footstep,.. he will usually say no.. get another profession... but politicians will go all out to bring in their children, relatives, etc into Office... why... easy to do family business. Perhaps a better way is not to allow the children of a poltician to be in the same party as the parents. hmmm ..Just speculating on ideas...