Driving in the wrong direction

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nell
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Driving in the wrong direction

Post by nell » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:19 pm

Why do people look so surprised when they are driving in the wrong direction in Tesco carpark and one looks at them in an angry way? (Are they looking for a postbox!)

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Post by brianmulhall » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:16 pm

This happens down here, in the New Forest. I always thought it was because we had left common sense behind when we moved down here, but perhaps there is something about being behind the wheel of a car wherever you are!

Brian Mulhall

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Post by nell » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:11 pm

I'm not sure if the lack of common sense is just behind the wheel of a car because I think the following says it all -

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 a 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, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by 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.

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Post by plook » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Well done Nell -very good. Are you saying that people are going in at out and out at in ,when they should be going in at in and out at out?
The swine!

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Post by nell » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Exactly!

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