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Guest Martin and Val

An Obituary printed in the London Times.......

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    Guest Martin and Val

    I thought I would post this sad story as I'm sure many of you remember him! My hope is that he is actually still alive and kicking and now living with us in Australia.

    Martin ;)



    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 pupil, 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


    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental

    consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a pupil; but could

    not inform parents when a pupil became pregnant and wanted to have an


    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

    realise 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,


    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 realised he was gone.

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    Guest Lisa & Kevin

    Hi Martin


    I would just like to say Hi and Thanks so much for posting this on PIA. :)


    We have recently sold our house and I can't find my copy of this anywhere. I'm sure it's in a box which I'm not intending to unpack again until we get to Oz.


    I was going to frame it and put it up in the loo. It's one of the only places you can guarantee people who visit will read. lol


    I really hope he is still alive and kicking and living with you all in Oz, cos he has certainly disappeared from the UK. :sad:



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    Guest Dave & Carole

    Not seen that before - but please let me know he is alive & well in Oz. We are heading out there in a bid to find him!!!!

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