This is a Metro Station in the Greek City of Athens, and as you can see one of the lines has been pulled up and is being redone. The amusing thing is rather than getting the Train that normaly stops at that platform to stop at the other Platform, the Train simply passes straight through! Completely defys Common Sense! But then I suppose that is Greece at the moment.
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In the hospital the relatives gathered in thewaiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill. Finally, the doctor camein looking tired and sombre.
I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,' he said as he surveyed the worriedfaces. 'The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a braintransplant.
It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope. Insurancewill cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain.'
The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someoneasked, 'How much will a brain cost?'
The doctor quickly responded, '£5,000 for a male brain; £200 for a femalebrain.'
The moment turned awkward.
Some of the men actually had to 'try' to not smile, avoiding eye contact withthe women.
A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the questioneveryone wanted to ask, 'Why is the male brain so much more than a femalebrain?'
The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group,'It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to price the female brains a lotlower because they've been used.'
Not sure I neccesarily like the ending though
An Obituary printed in theLondon Times - Interesting and sadly rather true..
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us formany years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records werelong ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as havingcultivated 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 morethan you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are incharge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearingregulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexualharassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for usingmouthwash 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 jobthat they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent toadminister sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parentswhen a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion..
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; andcriminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from aburglar 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 torealize 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 hiswife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
Common Sense has totally fled from our politicians who find it hard tobelieve that allowing unlimited immigration when their are no jobs for 1million teenagers will lead to despair and desparation.
He is survived by his 4stepbrothers;
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. If you stillremember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
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