You can’t choose your child. But you can control what he says in public. Even when he’s middle aged. And if ever a story exemplifies this, it’s the story of Kevin.
Do yourself a favour and come meet Kevin, a 40-something-year-old man who made an inappropriate comment to a mother about breastfeeding in public and got exactly what he deserved – a tongue-lashing from his 70-something mum.
“What the F, Kevin?”
It’s what the social media world is all saying after a hilarious story has popped up on newsfeeds around the world about Kevin, the world’s most hated (and pitied) man and his 15 minutes of shame.
And, with thousands of comments, shares and likes, people are loving the story about hating Kevin (except, perhaps people named Kevin. People named Kevin are probably hanging their heads in shame right about now.).
Tanja Krstic Radusinovic (pictured below with her kids) posted the story about her encounter with Kevin to Facebook last week and it has been lapped up by several pages, including Breastfeeding Mama Talk where we discovered it.
As Tanja explains, she was breastfeeding her son at a public pool (under towels might we add), when Kevin strutted over to Tanja. (We don’t know much about Kevin but we assume he strutted, in a manner similar to that of a peacock, and probably in an unforgiving Speedo.)
Kevin then announces, “I don’t think you should be doing THAT here!”
Before the mum can react with a punch to Kevin’s exposed gut (because he’s in a Speedo, remember), Kevin’s mum furiously interrupts. And it’s the best thing ever.
Kevin gets quite an earful from his 70-year-old mother who has no qualms about scolding her middle-aged son in public, threatening him with the silent treatment and reminding him about his own breastfeeding attachment (because being yelled at by your mother when you’re in your 40s isn’t embarrassing enough).
Kevin, who has transformed from a proud peacock in a Speedo to an ashamed puppy who just peed all over the carpet (well, that’s how we imagine it anyway), apologises to Tanja and sheepishly returns to his mum’s side, where she continues to give him the silent treatment.
But people right around the world aren’t being so silent.
The moral of the story? Mums, raise your sons to be respectful. And sons, whatever you do, don’t grow up to be like Kevin.