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Mourning A Great Friend
by Sandra A. Mushi   
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Last edited: Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2006

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We mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

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 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 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 they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant 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.


Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can 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, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.


He is survived by three stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights,

Someone Else Is To Blame

and 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.



From a good friend ENNIE KIHEDU


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Reviewed by Angella Campbell 1/10/2010
very good!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 9/23/2006
Perhaps we're just getting around to mourning it, but seems Common Sense has been dead quite a while. ;-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/6/2006
Got that one some time ago, but it hasn't soured a bit.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/6/2006

You hit the nail on the head with this Common Sense write

Love and Light

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/6/2006
Reviewed by Aubrey Hammack 9/6/2006
I know this has a light side but it is so true. Good Job.
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