The Death of Common Sense

Is common sense dead? Those of us who have common sense understand that common sense is not common at all. You cannot get it from books; I know folks with relatively no formal education that have a PhD in common sense.Why is it that……
On a plastic dry-cleaning bag you read:  THIS IS NOT A TOY.
Liquid Draino’s directions….DO NOT DRINK
We yell at our children to stop yelling…
The host of the Bachelor appears at the Rose Ceremony with one rose left and says, “There is one rose left.”
Or we feel sorry for the contestant on Fear Factor who cries while eating Cow brains with worms.
We listen to President speak at the State of the Union Address and afterwards we are told what he said.
We watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.
The robber who is caught on video stealing pleads innocent.
The peaceful Muslim religion is killing and rioting due to a cartoonist portrayal of Muhammad.  Jesus has been slammed for years.
Is common sense dead? Those of us who have common sense understand that common sense is not common at all.  You cannot get it from books; I know folks with relatively no formal education that have a PhD in common sense.  Here is a good one:

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. Mark Twain

The more I am around the common NON-sense people, the more I value a sense of humor.  Simply put, you can’t change them….they are smarter that you. You can’t help them…..you are the one that needs help. So you change your attitude.  You just make them a resource for entertainment.
My cousin Titta LaRoach was a school teacher blessed with common sense and a great sense of humor. (A great sense of humor seems to run in my family.) She retired from teaching saying, in her Low Country brogue, “The chirren are bad.”
Her last day of teaching, a disgruntled parent approached her with her fist in a ball.  The parent shook her fist at Cuz Titta saying, “I’ve got a good mind to knock your teeth down your throat.”  Cuz Titta very calmly answered, “I’ll save you the trouble.”  She proceeded to remove her false teeth and present them to the unhappy mother!
Some things and some people cannot be changed but what a gift to be able to laugh and release endorphins, instead of needing a shot of morphine.
Pass this on to someone who needs a good dose of common sense humor.
 
 
 
 
 

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