What a sad state my life must be in right now - when the most exciting thing I have to post about - is that I just got a new one of these. I do love its snazzy neon color.
To make matters worse and add insult to injury - an older couple in their 70's probably, who were checking out in the next lane over were laughing at me. No I am not just paranoid -and they were laughing at something else. The Lady turned around looked me in the eye and told me to just wear wash and dry items like the rest of the world; all the while both husband and wife are laughing at me.
Well I just can't do that - I am old school I even iron my jeans and my T-tops. I don't happen to like the unmade bed look that many others rally round - but to each his own I say - so because I still iron shouldn't make me a target for someone else's scorn and laughter.
Where have people's christian charity and manners gone?
When I was sent this in an e-mail - other than thinking it was a bit tongue in cheek I never gave it much credence till today and now I too am in mourning.
The Death Of 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 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. Common Sense 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 lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a real 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, 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.