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    London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense '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

    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

    It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
    consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but
    could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
    have an abortion.

    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 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
    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 was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
    wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He
    is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now,
    Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If
    you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
    Small steps taken one at a time.

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    Re: R.I.P Commonsense

    Thanks Slippery - that is a good one. I have added it to my "Gems of Wisdom" file.



    • #3
      Re: R.I.P Commonsense

      However with the coffee lawsuit the restaraunt knew it had problems, served their coffee 11C hotter than any other restaraunt, and never consulted a burns specalist to ask for advice, depite having settled 700 cases. And the final settlement was equal to the sales of coffee for the company for 8 hours trade.....

      McFacts abut the McDonalds Coffee Lawsuit
      cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>


      • #4
        Re: R.I.P Commonsense

        good read thanks slippery

        to justify the coffee thing has piled the dirt a little higher over the grave

        if you tried to fail and succeeded, what would you have done


        • #5
          Re: R.I.P Commonsense

          I think if you took the time to understand why the lawsuit was successful (not that the coffee was hot, but a lot hotter than coffee should be, and hotter than any other restaraunts coffee) You may realise common sense had departed this earth when a company exec decided "nah lets pay out more than one injury per week rather than turn the temperature down on the coffee"
          Captain Echidna
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          Last edited by Captain Echidna; 16 March 2008, 12:13 AM.
          cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>