Common Sense By Kikelomo Ogundare-Greene

My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.

Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in
remembrance, for Common Sense had served us all so well for so many generations.

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 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.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Aspirin, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student, but could not inform the 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 three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, 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 nothing.

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mike said...

Common sense died long time ago. Sometimes his spirit creeps into the fabric of the society, but people don't really like him. Don't even know if he is male or female?

LG said...

aww poor common sense ' :)

Afrobabe said...

Common sense aint common at all

Geebee said...

Yes indeed gurl. Common sense has so long departed that its absence is hardly felt in our world today. People do just anything without giving a thought about the effects of their actions. From the government, to the industries, to the ministries to every nook and cranny of our society, it's obvious common sense hardly exists. Yet this is the cheapest of all 'commodities'. We should all strive to resurrect the use of common sense if our nation and indeed our world is to become a better place. I agree with Afrobabe though, common sense ain't common anymore.

wordmerchant said...

Very true...common sense isn't so common anymore


common sense, ke? in this day and age? No, Kike's point is well made, only God knows where common sense went.

Lati said...

Pls where is kikelomo???????????? Kike, I'm missing you.


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