22 Sep '11, 5am

Lol! An exasperated Italian couple has resorted to legal help to kick their 41-year-old son out of the house

VENICE - An exasperated Italian couple has resorted to legal help to kick their 41-year-old son out of the house, in the latest case to highlight the phenomenon of Italy's stay-at-home "bamboccioni", or mummy's boys. The elderly couple's patience with their grown-up offspring has finally run out after what they say is years of cooking him meals, and washing and ironing his clothes. They say the man has a perfectly good job and a steady income but has resisted all attempts to persuade him to fly the nest. The couple, who have not been named, have taken their case to the legal department of an association for the defence of consumers' rights in Mestre, near Venice. Lawyers have given the middle-aged man, also unnamed, 10 days to find himself a flat, or have the case referred to court, with the prospect of more forceful action being taken to evict him. "We can no longer go on...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110922-0000394/Italia...

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