The Passing of Our Beloved Common Sense

Reblogger Barbara Hensley
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties

Glenn mourns the Passing of Our Beloved Common Sense.  When we did some start ignoring our common sense making bad decisions, we are destined to fail.

In case you missed Glenn's post you should take the time to read it  

Original content by Glenn Freezman

Today, at Family Abstract, Inc. we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, common senseCommon 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:

Why the early bird gets the worm; Knowing when to come in out of the rain; 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 5 stepbrothers;

- I Know My Rights

- I Want It Now

- Someone Else Is To Blame

- I'm A Victim

- Pay me for Doing Nothing

mourn common senseNot many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

From My Common Sense Family at Family Abstract, Inc, to yours, all our very best! Please give us the honor and privilege to handle your next title insurance transaction.


About Family Abstract, Inc.

Established in 2002, Family Abstract, Inc. provides Title Insurance to clients and customers throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with more than 40 years of combined experience in management alone. We pride ourselves on retaining the most skilled and knowledgeable employees who share our goals of providing the best service in the industry.

Located in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Family Abstract, Inc. maintains an extensive network of skilled title insurance abstractors in all the states we service in addition to a nationwide network of qualified closing agents who are available to close loans at any location.

Backed by the strength of four title insurance underwriters, we are able to provide expert attention to detail without sacrificing versatility in the closing process, thus providing more options in difficult title situations. Due to our depth of industry knowledge and commitment to excellent service, Family Abstract, Inc. has been able to develop client relationships that have endured for decades.

Having successfully settled and insured thousands of transactions, we have already earned the trust and confidence of hundreds of customers, lenders, brokers, and realtors and now we would like to share our expertise with you!


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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro


Thanks for reposting.  This is really good... to think that those examples really did happen would probably be unbelievable to my grandparents!!

have a great night


Aug 30, 2013 11:29 AM #1
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Barbara.  If it wasn't so true it would be funny.

Aug 30, 2013 08:17 PM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sad to see the absence of common sense in many real estate transactions. This is a good re-blog selection.

Aug 30, 2013 08:49 PM #3
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Wonder who the original author of this was.  It's been around since 2005 and is even on

Aug 30, 2013 09:37 PM #4
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

I could not agree more with this post. Common sense is not around any more. it has been replaced by a less experiences "Stupidity" that has caused all kinds of CHAOS in the real world.

Have a wonderful sayturday in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 30, 2013 09:50 PM #5
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

I had to stop back and say congratulations on being the Featured member of the day.



Best, Clint McKie

Aug 30, 2013 10:30 PM #6
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