Saturday, December 6, 2008

This is our world today realistically!!! No common sense

An Obituary in the London Times

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. 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 realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust, by 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; I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

7 comments:

Mchangiaji said...

My apology Michuzi, Mchemeko..

Fowarded by Mchangiaji.

China have their own, Obama half brother - Mark Ndesandjo, and he is quite popular as well..Mark on CHINESE network - Mandarin

Half-brother boosts Obama's standing in China

By Clifford Coonan in Beijing Thursday, 4 December 2008


Chinese people were delighted by the election of Barack Obama to the highest office in the US, but the world is only now being introduced to the President-elect' s family connections in China. A half-brother, Mark Ndesandjo, has, it seems, been based in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen for six years, teaching orphans the piano and studying calligraphy. Read more.... here

Mchangiaji said...

January/Michuzi

I am start revisiting the if world ?? If Mkapa was still a president, what a turn the country would have taken ?

By Mchangiaji

salama said...

Michuzi,
Nice post. Funny but so sad.

:(

Anonymous said...

huyu mchina the so called half brother wa Obama mbona kama MCHAGA huyu, sio kina Ndesamburo hao!!! ha ahah ah
Aman

Anonymous said...

This kind of posting is NOT - I repeat - NOT the kind one expects from January's blog. It was posted by Michuzi, I know, but this blog should be for serious heavy stuff not made up "obituaries" and posts of that kind. If Michuzi happens to read this comment, I would remind him that he please remember why January let him post here - I bet January does not expect or would not like posts like "An Obituary in the London Times" - thats my thinking - he is a serious guy, a serious thinker, a serious intellectual -- look at his very own postings so far. Pls do not insult him or us with such postings no matter what the intention of the post was. We (the readers) know where to go for such kind of amusements- surely not at 'taifaletu' please!!!. Thanks

Anonymous said...

to me the post is ok, the only thing that if does not catch people's mind people will not comment. you can't have serious stuff all the way all the time even for serious news paper have sports page or cartoons just to make someone smile sometimes!! life is mixture of everything but am not trying to attack anyone it is just an opinion because I enjoyed reading that article

Kitabu

salama said...

@anon who's against 'an obituary in the London Times'

Geez!, chill out yo!, Are U okay? I think you take this "seriousness" waay too far! There's even breaks between classes in school.(If you've noticed) lol!

Last time I checked, even God Himself took a break on the seventh day and rested.(or had some fun, to be exact)

(You can cry but, please don't hurt yourself, we need U here!)