> >>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 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 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 churches became
> >>businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their
> >>victims. Common 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 still remember him, pass this on; if not, join the majority and do
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That's why I call it UNCOMMON Sense. Because if it was common, more people would have it.LOL