Mom Sends College Student A Care Package Of The Trash He Forgot To Take Out

by Meredith Bland
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Mom gets revenge on son who ignored chores

We at Scary Mommy assume that Terri Cox, mother of Westminster College freshman Connor Cox, does many things in her day-to-day life. We are positive, however, that none of those things includes taking any shit.

Last month, young Connor received a care package at his school. Care packages are the holy grail of mail for college students: they are symbols of love from your parents and contain thoughtful gifts, messages of love, and hopefully a large amount of junk food. So you can imagine how excited Connor was to open his package and how confused he was to find that it contained garbage.

That’s right — when we said “garbage” we didn’t mean things like athlete’s foot powder or leftover soy sauce packets, we meant actual trash-containing garbage. Terri sent her son a box of the trash he forgot to take out while he was home over the holidays.

Terri told Buzzfeed News that Connor had agreed to do all his chores while he was home and since he didn’t, “his actions deserve consequences — even if they are humorous.” Preach, Momma Cox. and it turns out that this wasn’t even the trash from his trash can — this shit was on his floor, as one of his sisters pointed out in a reply to his tweet:

This family is savage and I want them to adopt me. Also, to be fair I think we should point out that among Connor’s garbage is a post-it note that says, “Check out my right ear,” so perhaps Connor had more pressing things on his mind.

Connor thought his mom’s “care package” was hilarious and posted it on Twitter, where it has gone viral. He says he wasn’t surprised by the move: “She has a good sense of humor. She’s always really caring and she knows what to say at the exact time she should say it. She’s a good mom,” he told ABC News. That’s really sweet. And Connor has learned a lesson about where his mom’s line in the sand is. “I guess I thought I could get away with it all and have her clean it up, but she showed me otherwise,” Connor said.

You’re damn right, she did. Terri, you’re an inspiration to us all.

Unfortunately, Terri wasn’t the one who had the last laugh — Connor shared this little tidbit with Buzzfeed: “Most of the trash was hidden in my clothes drawers.”

Dammit, Connor! Now you’re going to get an Edible Arrangement made out of an old pizza box and some half-empty soda cans.

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