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The Saddest Obituary

July 12, 2008

I actually got this from a friend who posts at LoungePlace.

Since Hubbs is going back to work on Monday I’ll be posting more.

So until then:


A friend sent this to me, and I thought I would share it with all of you. Sad that we will all nod our heads in agreement as we read this.

Here is an obituary that was printed in The London Times … Interesting and sadly rather true.

‘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 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 schools became not institutions of higher learning

but rather institutions of “It’s not my fault”.

Common Sense took a beating when doctors couldn’t randomly help people in distress without being sued.
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 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 have thoughts,comments, or snide remarks- Please feel free to comment

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 17, 2008 5:02 pm

    True dat!

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