Friday, March 25, 2005

Mourning Common Sense

I hate the compensation culture and political correctness. I received this from a lady in North Walsham. I thought it worth sharing with you...

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 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 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. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. 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 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, his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I'm A Whinger and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on, if not join the majority and do nothing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many people were disappointed by your sea defences meeting. You promised to unveil the new Conservative policy on the issue. You didn't! You repeated various old issues and there was nothing new - nothing at all. Then you and the Shadow Conservative minister kept disagreeing!!!! I'm afraid that many of the campaigners who have been at it for years felt badly let down by your "carpetbagging" on to the issue at their expense. The Lib Dem Councillor got it about right as did the many people who left early. Incidently there were 63 people present many of who were from outside the area. I'm afraid that you should not try and make politics of an issue as serious as this. Too many peoples lives are affected - shame on you!.