The Sun UK - A JOBLESS son aged 41 is suing his parents in a bid to force them to pay him “maintenance” for life.
Faiz Siddiqui claims he is completely dependent on his wealthy mum and dad.
This is despite being a trained lawyer and having a degree from Oxford University, which he also tried to sue for £1million.
For 20 years, his Dubai-based parents have let him live rent-free at a £1million flat they own near London’s Hyde Park.
They also helped to cover bills and other outgoings, but want to slash their support following a family row.
Mr Siddiqui is battling in a first-of-its-kind case — which could affect the rights of every UK parent.
He reckons he is entitled to claim maintenance as a “vulnerable” grown-up child due to health issues and that preventing this would be a violation of his human rights.
Mum Rakshanda, 69, and dad Javed, 71, currently give him more than £400 a week.
Their lawyer, Justin Warshaw QC, said: “These long-suffering parents have their own view of what is suitable provision for their ‘difficult, demanding and pertinacious’ son.”
Mr Siddiqui practised at top law firms but has been unemployed since 2011.
Pertinacious. pər-tə-ˈnā-shəs adj: Stubbornly tenacious. That's a fine, lawyerly word there by Mr. and Mrs. Siddiqui's parents. But where I grew up in Weymouth, we had a different term for grown ups who went 10 years without a job and living off their parents. Actually we used it after about two months of any able bodied adult living at home collecting unemployment: "Out of Work Jerk."
And I think it's safe to apply "able bodied" to Faiz Siddiqui here since I read through the entire article and never once does it mention again to his "health issues" that make mooching off his 'rents like newborn one of his basic "human rights." Free Speech? Check. Freedom of Worship? Roger that. Free Assembly? Sure thing. Free room and board for the rest of your existence? Nope. I'm not seeing that in writing anywhere.
My first thought reading this was "Thank God this guy is not a Millennial. Millennials take enough crap as it is. And there's too many that are out there hustling every day to get ahead in life to paint them with the same broad brush. Their generation didn't invent the useless, good-for-nothing, layabout kid. That archetype has existed throughout civilization. It's been around since Socrates complained "Children are tyrants" and Jesus told the parable about "The Prodigal Son." This Gen-Xer Faiz Siddiqui didn't event The Deadbeat Kid either. He has merely perfected it.
There's a child-god in mythology referred to as Puer Aeternus. Psychologists like Carl Jung and Marie Louise Von Franz have used the term to describe an adult whose emotional life has remained at an adolescent level. Today it's more commonly referred to, for obvious reasons, Peter Pan Syndrome. At the risk of also getting sued by this lazy slob, Atty. Siddiqui is the poster child for this affliction.
I've heard it said that throughout human existence until very recently, one common practice that was shared across all cultures - among tribes, villages, cities and nations, some of whom had never even met one another - was the so called Rite of Passage. Where the elders take a boy of a certain age away from his mother for a time. Both physically, but more importantly, spiritually. To remove him from her and out into the wilderness. To show him that while her arms have been his world until now, there is a bigger, broader world and he must make his way in it. Because ultimately meeting his destiny will be more gratifying than even being surrounded by her unconditional love.
We don't have that any more. So, while some ride out into the world any way to leave their mark upon it, we still get millions of utter failures like Slob Slobinsky here. Pissing away an expensive law degree his parents paid for that should be making him millions. And using it instead to suck more milk out of the teat he's been feeding off of since birth.
For the first time ever, I'm sorry I don't live in the UK. I've never wanted Jury Duty so bad in my life. I'd love nothing more than to rule in Mr. and Mrs. Siddiqui's favor and force this ingrate to pay back every tuppence they've given him in his miserable existence. Again, I should probably worry he'll sue me too, for emotional distress and child support. But that would take actual work. And this loser doesn't have it in him.