I’ve never received a “care package” from either of my parents. A woman at work gets sent one every-now-and-again from her mum. It’s packed with all those things at the bottom of the grocery list that are unnecessarily expensive but all-too-necessary for everyday life. Shampoo. Snack foods. Tampons.
Care packages are all the rage in the US. Deliveries of cardboard boxes are the only things sustaining college students through four years of red-cups-filled-with-alcohol and complicated round-robins of beer-pong.
But one mother was having none of it.
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Terri Cox, mother of 18-year-old Westminster College freshman Connor Cox, sent her son a care package of a different kind.
It was a cardboard box filled with the garbage he had forgotten to take to the bin while staying at her house for holiday break.
“I have raised and taught Connor better than this, and his actions deserve consequences — even if they are humorous,” Terri told Buzzfeed.