THE OLD SIGN PHILOSOPHER MOURNS THE PASSING
OF ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN.
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 felt abused when his employment of 30 years in a successful business was outsourced overseas to improve the bottom line and he now works nights as a school custodian even though he has a masters degree in business management.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense knew that saving for retirement was financially sound until the harsh reality of Wall Street greed reduced his life-time savings by 40% almost overnight.
Common Sense took a beating when he couldn't defend himself from a burglar in his own home and the burglar sued him for assault.
Common Sense was further pained, 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 finally gave up the will to live, when his taxes increased but he wasn't eligible for unemployment benefits but welfare recipients were receiving thousands of dollars without ever paying any money into the system. The list is endless but his perseverance finally failed.
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.
REGRETFULLY COMMON SENSE AIN'T TOO COMMON ANYMORE. "RIP" AS AMERICA SINKS QUICKLY INTO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.
Comments on this sad passing will be greatly appreciated. "The Old Sign Philosopher!!!"