February 17, 2017
Moms whose adult children can't seem to clean up after themselves when they’re home from college: take note.
Connor Cox, a student at Westminster College in Western Pennsylvania, received what he thought was a care package from his mom back in January.
When he opened up the box, however, there were no snacks or personal care products. Instead, there was trash he was supposed to throw away.
Thought my mom was sending me a care package... but instead she sent me a box of trash i was supposed to take out. pic.twitter.com/UetdT5UoVP— Connor Cox (@thedeal_5) January 30, 2017
As his sister Mackenzie pointed out on Twitter, the garbage their mom sent was actually trash he had just left on the floor.
@thedeal_5 Actually it was the trash you left on your floor. she was v proud of herself hahaha— Mackenzie Cox (@cox_mackenzie) January 31, 2017
The mom, Terri, who lives in Maryland, was quite proud of the prank she pulled on her 18-year-old son. Per BuzzFeed News:
“I have raised and taught Connor better than this, and his actions deserve consequences — even if they are humorous,” Terri told BuzzFeed News.
Apparently, there was a verbal agreement made between Connor and his mom that when he was home, he was to carry out all of his normal duties and chores.
“I guess I thought I could get away with it all and have her clean it up, but she showed me otherwise,” Connor said.
While he may have gotten nothing but empty wrappers and used tissues in his "care package," Connor is getting to enjoy some newfound social media fame:
Can't believe Connor went viral that's wild and mad funny why 😂— JackTheGiant (@JackMerker) February 17, 2017
Even his school chimed in:
Listen to your mom, take out the trash! https://t.co/uRmFtuOp6L— Westminster College (@westminsterpa) February 17, 2017
It seems like a safe bet to say Connor will be tidier next time he's home on break.