The Obituary of a Very Good Friend

  1. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense.
    Mr. Sense had 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

    He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as
    knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the
    worm and that life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple,
    sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable
    parenting strategies? (adults, not kids, are in charge).

    His health began to rapidly deteriorate 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.

    Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get
    parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but, could not
    inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an

    Finally, 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 finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize
    that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and
    was awarded a huge financial 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 two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
  4. by   Katnip
    So true, isn't it?
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Funny, sad, and true....all in one.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    This rocks!
  7. by   live4today
    OHHHHHHHHH so true, so true, so true. Good one Fran!
  8. by   GPatty
    Definitely a true one there, huh?
  9. by   bethin
    So sad but yet so true.