Saturday, 16 February 2008

The Demise of Mr Common Sense and The Arrival of the Blameless Society

A fact of today's life………………


My parents told me about Mr Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by. Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations.
Obituary 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 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 themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, 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.

15 comments:

botch said...
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Vest said...

If you cant beat them join them.
A certain commonsense insurer will shortly be hearing from me.

Aggie said...

I hope your fall didn't knock the common sense out of you Vest?
Or will they tell you it was new nutcracker invention?
Hope you are on the mend anyway.

Keshi said...

Hows u Vesty? I hope ur recovering fast...

Common Sense died long time ago..today's society lost a good friend.

Keshi.

Jay said...

I hate being common. I'm developing my own sense.

dylan j b said...

Hey Grandpa... just to say the video. I really liked it...I'm not much of a net reader or forum person so I don't bother looking at the views and all that.

Video was really good

On your health.. I hope you get better, the picture is a little horiffic with the blood stains on your head. Mum and Bianca said that too.
Oh and I got Your b-day card today(19/2) I like the card, it's funny... My birthday was pretty good, I got $440 in total from mum, dad and you (and grandma)..
Love Dylan
P.S. can you start emailing me on roanlozolo@msn.com please? I barely ever go on (this) email(which is one of the reasons why I don't reply) and I can show cause I just looked at my inbox and i had 107 unread messages.
The other reason for me not replying is the fact that even though I read my messages I rarely(if ever) reply to a message, just don't see the point really[I get a lot of junk mail and notices].

Frog said...

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Looks like dear Dylan fits in the slot of 'Couldn't give a stuff'

Vest said...

Dylan: you will have noticed that I have tidied up your message a little, (If you ever read this).

You must reply to your benefactors you mostly take for granted. it is not only impolite as a beneficiary to not undertake this simple task, but possibly a future wealth hazzard, One cannot be expected to throw benefits into the wind hoping they will reach an intended recipient.
Dylan, I am pleased that you received lots of money for your birthday, remember it is only a loan until you become a parent or OAP when you too will be expected to fork out your hard earned to your extended prodigy.
Never the less it was pleasing to hear from you, please don't leave it so long between messages. have a pleasant day, grumpy Gramps, Hugs.

Vest said...

Aggie x Keshi x Jay x and G/son Dylan, Hug.
I am on the mend. The aches and the bruising less noticable apart from the high cheek area. The sixteen stitches were removed yesterday; some bleeding occurred, am feeling much better. Thank you for your well wishes.

Jay: Nothing common about you, just unusual and nice, and of course intelligent.x

Jim said...

At 2:03 PM, Jim said...
I am not a christian in the true sense of the word

I have no religion
but I love dis song Mel and Janice sing...


What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship

Will be our sweet portion there.


At 2:03 PM, Margie said...

Jim said...

i gott an idea
sue Rosemary for your hospital expenses

Jim said...

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

STOP beating the church
u idiot

u took a huge knock on the head
probably bcoz u been attacking the church


Dumbass!

Vest said...

Jim: It seems when you lose the plot you consort to abuse and foul language, meaning what you have just expressed is nothing new. try a new angle. Have a rewarding day

Amy...swansea said...

frog, attacking Dylan is not the the right course.I have no idea of Dylans age but he comes over as being truthfull but needing some push, but don't most kids need directing.
jim, you can be quite offensive at times, you need caning.
Vesty , pleased you are much better.

Vest said...

Tomorrow McFarlanes Lantern waxeth to max brightness, beware of nutters and loonies affected by this phenomenon. Stay indoors.
"Or he will get you"