Thursday, September 15, 2011

As Mr. Spock would say: "Most illogical."

Common sense. The ability to discern what's rational and what makes sense from things absurd and ridiculous. A lot of people don't seem to have it ...or maybe they do only part of the time, just not all of the time. There's the old cliche "common sense is not really all that common".
Which brings one thought to mind:  maybe we shouldn't be referring to it as "common sense". Perhaps we should come up with another term for it:
So, how about: Sense of logic?
That way, the next time someone witnesses someone else doing something ludicrous or self-defeating in some way, they can exclaim "Wow! Some folks have no sense of logic do they?"

Next time: you try to enter a restaurant and two customers are blocking the entrance just standing there and talking...
...or your landlord rents the unit above you to a couple who spends the next three years constantly remodeling and repairing the place and moving their furniture back-and-forth twice a week---then, one day out-of-the-blue, they just up and move out ...after spending all that time, money, and effort to fix their unit up. (Like, they spent their whole tenure there "moving in", but they never get "finally moved in" all the time they're there).
...or in the case of: businesses and stores that don't have their own walk leading up to their entrance---in other words, their entrance is right on the main sidewalk ...and customers and employees just stroll right out into the middle of the sidewalk when they exit the place without looking ...especially when there's usually a high volume of pedesrian and bicycle traffic.
...or when you see bicyclists who run stop signs or red lights---especially when pedestrians are crossing the street.
...or watch cars speed through parking lots---or make "emergency" turns without signaling, slowing down, or yielding
...or any of the million-and-a-half or so other absurd, irrational, and insipid stuff so many people routinely do on a frighteningly regular basis...

you simply say: "Damn...some people have no sense of logic!"
...a much more accurate term than "common sense".

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