The Gift of Common Sense

Common sense is not a gift. It’s a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it. This country needs a department of common sense. It’s the one industry that needs all the funding. I know it doesn’t make sense to you because you don’t have common sense. Stop punishing me. Life is hard enough as it is. In the quest for happiness, you should always use common sense.

Common sense is like deodorant. People who need it never use it. You see, common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. This is a common mistake parents make. Only your genes can save your kids, not the teachers. Stop asking teachers to perform miracles. Your kid is not all that. Spend more time praying for a miracle.

Common sense is so rare these days, it should be considered a Superpower. He who does not have common sense at the age of thirty will never have it. For some of you, this is a pleasant welcome development. For others, it’s a horror story. You know that tingly feeling you get when you like someone? That’s common sense leaving your body. It’s been happening a lot lately.

Common sense is like a flower, it doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden. And for those who grow it, it’s also important to water it from time to time and also weed out the nonsense. Unfortunately, not everyone has great gardening skills. So you meet someone who ordinarily should have common sense, and all they talk is nonsense. It gives me a headache. Here, take this shovel.

I wish common sense was more common. It’s such a rare form of intelligence that only 1 in 12,000 are born with it. What that means is that I’m the only one with common sense in my community. Do you realize how scary that is? Let me assure you that the humorless as a bunch don’t just not know what’s funny, they don’t know what’s serious. They have no common sense either and shouldn’t be trusted with anything.

Why on earth is it called common sense if so few have it? The name itself is a running joke. Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing. Moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. There are so many things money cannot buy. Like manners, morals, a sense of humor and common sense. Have money though, so that your stupidity is bearable.

I wonder if common sense will ever make a comeback? You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion. Unfortunately, no matter how big a hammer you use, you can’t knock common sense into stupid people. But you can take solace in the fact that you can hurt them back for putting you through hell. If you’re looking for me, I’m at the store window shopping for a hammer.

It’s the season 🎁

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286 thoughts on “The Gift of Common Sense

  1. Excellent read✨Indeed, common sense isn’t common, and I agree with you; the name ‘common sense’ is a joke in itself. Nonetheless, imagine a world 🌎 where common sense was common 🤔. It might be a bit much I think.

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  2. Ah. I now know what happened. Anyone remember that quack with the mini happer in the exam room? Well I think he has returned here. Just make sure x hit the spot Gottfried. Ah good doctor has returned.

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  3. i work as a waitress for my side hustle. and it most likely the only job on earth where you are made to be around “humans” i use that term lightly. that are different ages ranging from 16-50 from all different demographics, then told that “team work, makes the dream work”… i mean whose dream. the lack of common sense that floats around there is mind boggling. i’m like who is your mother??? who raised you?? i’m convinced there is a Land of No Common Sense where they all retreat and think of ways to antagonize the common senser’s. 😂 🤣

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      1. If that was my mentality i would not have ended up in the bronx raising a goddess structure of child set diamonds setting pre-meditation parameters! but next time i will play with my husband in the bahama’s!

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