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A sad parting

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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense,who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as "when to come in out of the rain", "why the early bird catches the worm", "life is not always fair" and "maybe it was my fault".

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (do not spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting 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 six year old charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teenagers suspended from school for using a mouthwash after lunch and a teacher sacked for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, suntan lotion and sticking plaster to a student , but could not inform parents when a student became prgnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

He took a beating when unable to defend himself against a burglar in his own home and the burglar sued for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up all the will to live when a woman failed to realise that a cup of steaming hot coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement for damages.

Common Sense was prededed in death by his parents Truth and Trust, his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility and his son Reason. He is survived by his three step brothers "I Know My Rights", "Someone Else is to Blame"and "I Am a Victim".

Not many attended his funeral because few realised that he had gone. If you remember him please pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing!

Reproduced from "The Quintet Magazine"
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