The Death of an Old Friend
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of 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 value 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 de-teriorate when well intentioned, but overbearing regulations were set in place.
Reports of a six year old boy charged with sexual har-assment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for repri-manding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Com-mon Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was 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 two stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you know him pass this on, if not, join the ma-jority and do nothing.
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