After some comments I received about my Odd Ball post I remembered reading this obituary, some years ago.  Thank you Google for finding it again.

The Death Of Common Sense


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-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,

  • by his wife, Discretion,

  • by his daughter, Responsibility, and

  • by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 step brothers:

  • 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.



10 thoughts on “Death-of-Common-Sense

  1. I realized common sense was gone when I was teaching and found that the administration backed up the parents of lying children before backing up the teachers. I realize that common sense was nowhere to be found when I watch the news and see reports of people using road rage to solve their problems because – well – common sense was nowhere to be found. I realize common sense has been dead and buried every time I hear someone killing in the name of God or Allah or fill in the blank. Common sense needs to be resurrected.


      • No! No! No! No! No! You weren’t. Sometimes I think we should waffle more. I think we are so politically correct these days….and I will leave it there. Except to add that I was at the beach this morning photographing some strangers for my Facebook page. One young bloke pointed to what I think was mostly young teen girls out on the water, citing it as a good photo. It was. But after a short explanation he realised why I would not photograph them. Yes! I get riled, too.

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