|Forum topic by CryptKeeper||posted 06-24-2010 07:10 PM||1441 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
06-24-2010 07:10 PM
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:
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.
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 screen 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. Then there was the man who failed to realize a table saw blade spinning at 3500 rpms could cut his hand off, the jury promptly awarded him a huge settlement against the table saw manufacture. The manufacture should have know the saw could injure someone and stopped them from using it.
Common Sense was preceded in death by:
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
However, 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.
-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.