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    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.

     

     

    HG

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    Guest Carolandcraig

    Too true HG, thats why we had to get away!

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    Oh reminds me why we letf, good thing is Oz is not far behind the Uk and common senseiscertainly feeling poor;y here to.

    Yes you can get Coon cheese and call a shop but you can also get a ticket for having your hand out of teh car window.. So different horse and different courses..

    Enjoy your journey

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    Guest BAZnDAF

    We have a sign in the toilets above the sink saying "Caution Hot Water"!

     

    It makes you wonder whats happening to society when we need a notice like this!

     

    There is also a sign saying "Have you washed your hands" on the door! I'm sure i was tought that at around 5 years old! to be fair I have noticed people not washing their hands though.

     

    I'm waiting for one on the inside of the toilet door saying "Please wipe your ass"

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    I'm waiting for one on the inside of the toilet door saying "Please wipe your ass"

     

    After a really crap day of running around and not achieving exactly what I needed to do, this has just made my day, very funny ha ha ha ha :biglaugh: thank you!!!

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    Guest bentkitty
    In 5 years Australia will be EXACTLY the same.

     

    Sadly, I think you are absolutely right Pommy99. The litigation culture and ridiculous political correctness is definitely on its way here from America too. One of our neighbours was just telling us about restrictions on taking pics at his daughters' school events...crazy..

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