Sit down, pls.
I’d like to tell you a story.
It’s a tale as old as time involving a boy, his mum, a cougar, and a university-wide email chain.
You see, Caleb Diaz is a 23-year-old senior at Southern Oregon University in the United States.
Last week his uni sent out an email warning students about cougars in the local area and telling them to call 911 if they spot one.
Caleb and his mate then made the never not funny joke about a cougar being an older women interested in younger men.
Caleb then thought it would be a heaps funny idea to reply all to the email, writing: “That’s just my mom”.
It was a great gag and Caleb went to bed safe in the knowledge the uni would never actually let a student reply all to an email.
But then he woke up in the morning and discovered that yes, actually, they would.
Caleb sent an email to every single student at Southern Oregon University calling his mom a cougar.
“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, oh no.’ I had like, a panic attack,” he told Buzzfeed News. “I ran out, grabbed my laptop, and googled ‘How to delete email from Gmail that you’ve sent.'”
Caleb then went on Twitter and discovered his fellow students were sharing his very public email blunder.
My school sent out a warning about cougar sightings & some kid replied this to the entire school ???????? pic.twitter.com/JjwhKRk4BM
— Lauren Devine (@laureenmarie_) April 8, 2018
Oh his mom better have a great sense of humor… or his ass is toast pic.twitter.com/QM4sd2HXHK
— eviltwin2010 (@eviltwin2676) April 9, 2018
Kudos to the kid. He won Twitter for the day. Perhaps the week. Probably been evicted from his mom’s basement, but what the heck….
— natehale (@natehale) April 9, 2018
I wouldn’t dare send it to my entire school. That deserves praise
— not mary (@EK1503) April 9, 2018
According to Buzzfeed News, Caleb had dinner with his parents over the weekend and had to explain the whole email debacle to his mum.
“Her first reaction was, ‘Oh my god, I’m only three months older than your father,'” he explained.