Connor Cox is an 18-year-old student of liberal arts at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. On January 31, he received what looked like a care package from his mother, Terri Cox … or so he thought.
“I was thrilled, because it’s like Christmas when you get mail from family when you’re in college,” Connor told BuzzFeed News.
The ‘thoughtful’ gift was actually a box containing all the “trash, tissues [and] soda cans” that Terri had instructed her son to take out but in his act of unacceptable disobedience, Connor had disregarded the order.
In a devious plot to get back at her son, Teri mailed all the rubbish that her son had not taken out, right to his hands in college.
“[I said] ‘Did you send me the wrong package? Why did you send me this?'” Cox said.
“[She said,] ‘No, that’s the trash you were supposed to take out,'” he added, laughing.
After laughing hysterically about the gag gift, he then tweeted a photo of the package, which then went viral.
“I have raised and taught Connor better than this, and his actions deserve consequences — even if they are humorous,” Terri told BuzzFeed News.
“I guess I thought I could get away with it all and have her clean it up, but she showed me otherwise,” Connor said.
According to Connor’s sister, his mother was very proud of her witty delivery:
Actually it was the trash you left on your floor. she was v proud of herself hahaha
— Mackenzie Cox (@cox_mackenzie) January 31, 2017
Terri is not the only parent with witty and ingenious parenting skills.
Our extensive research on the Internet (read: Google) has revealed there are many parents trolling their children, even though they could be thousand of miles away in college. Here are a few examples of these champion mum and dads/trollers:
1. This dad who is so not suffering from ’empty nest’ syndrome
2. This pair of parents who wanted to give their son what he wanted, but also entertain themselves at the same time
3. This NBC chief meteorologist dad who delivered a comet-sized burn to his soon-to-be college student daughter.
Text from my daughter. pic.twitter.com/LuC72xf05D
— ChrisHolcomb11Alive (@ChrisHolcomb) January 6, 2017
4. This mum who is so overcome that her child will be graduating that she wanted to play Bingo at the same time.
5. These parents who are just social media maestros trolling their kids
6. This family who held a fake funeral for their son who could not come home for Thanksgiving, his first ever away from his family.
I don't come home for Thanksgiving and my family acts like I died pic.twitter.com/IQSmYghu7P
— Caleb Plott (@Plott_Twist) November 24, 2016
Some parents camp in ‘tents of love’ at their children’s university, some parents troll their college-going kids. Whatever form it takes, it’s all in the name of love <3.