My boss sent me the following, and I thought it worthwhile sharing.
Please join me in saying good-bye....
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name ofCommon Sense who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were longago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valued lessons asknowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets theworm and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend morethan you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, arein charge, and wants do not equal needs ). His health began to rapidlydeteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
The report of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment forkissing a classmate, a teen suspended from school for using mouthwashafter lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student,only worsened his condition. It declined even further when schools wererequired to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but couldnot inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to havean abortion.
Finally, Common sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandmentsbecame contraband, churches became businesses and criminals receivedbetter treatment than their victims.
Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realizethat a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled it in her lap, and wasawarded a lot of money.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; hiswife, 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.