Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 5, 2011

A Response to "The Old Geezer"


  RIP tombstone
The question was "Where did common sense go"? Here is the answer!

An Obituary 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 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. 

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 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. 

Common Sense 
was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his

 daughter, Responsibility, and by 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 still remember him, 

pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

4 comments:

Gregg said...

Here! Here! To common sense, I am sorry for your loss.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I think the three cousins common sense, common courtesy and common decency all died at the same time. Sad :-(

Starry Dawn said...

Great Post, Ian!!
Thank you for sharing!!
I added a new poem in my poetry blog. Maybe, you may take a look at it, since the topic is very interesting. You may visit at anytime, if you want to. You are welcome, Ian!!
God bless you and all your beloved ones!!
Starry Dawn.

Susie aka Sue said...

Great Post