M€rry Chr£$tmas

This was posted on Twitter and I thought I’d share it here as it basically sums up the commercialisation of Christmas today at the expense of its true meaning!

Dashing round the store
On a late December day,
Through the aisles we go
Trolleys in the way.
Bells on tills go ring,
Making wallets light,
Oh what fun to trek round town
Now open late at night!

Jingle tills, jingle tills,
Profit all the way.
Oh what fun it is to spend
Your overdraft away.
Jingle tills, jingle tills,
Profit all the way.
Oh what fun it is to shop
On Jesus Christ’s birthday.

Jingle Tills

 

 

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RIP Common Sense

An Obituary printed in The Times … how very true!!

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 lost in bureaucratic red tape long ago. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain
Why the early bird catches the worm
Life isn’t always fair
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. It 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 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 realise 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 5 stepbrothers:
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim
Pay Me For Doing Nothing.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority of society today and do nothing!