Obituary: Common Sense

I copied this from a friend and thought it was worth repeating!

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 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
  • his wife, Discretion
  • his daughter, Responsibility
  • and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 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.

Tequila & Salt

~ Author Unknown ~

This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one  could read it every day.

1. There are at least two people in  this world that you would die for.  
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.  
3.. The only reason anyone would ever  hate you is because they want to be  just like you.
4. A smile from you  can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5.  Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.  
6. You mean the world to someone.  
7. You are special and unique.  
8. Someone that you don't even know  exists loves you.
9. When you make  the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.  
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take another look.  
11. Always remember the compliments you received.  Forget about the rude remarks.  
And always  remember.....
When life hands you lemons, ask  for Tequila and salt  and call me over!!