A Reddit user living in Toronto better be kissing up to his momma for quite a while: The 23-year-old student, who goes by Chalipo on Reddit, recently got into an argument with his mom about how much it had cost her to support him over the last 13 months, reports ABC News. The pair clearly disagreed, so his mom drew up an invoice—including $23,550 for college tuition, $1,200 for specialty meals, an $187.20 share of the cable bill, and $1,000 "for being an a--hole and not appreciative of your mother's support financially or otherwise"—adding up to $39,254.17 after she applied 13% tax. As Mic.com puts it, "Hell hath no fury like the mother of an entitled, lazy, narcissistic millennial." "I just looked at it and thought, 'This is golden Reddit material,'" Chalipo, who shared the invoice on the platform on March 1, tells Today.com. The post quickly went viral.
"I thought it was one of those things that everyone would appreciate and get a good laugh out of it ... but I didn't know that it would make international headlines," Chalipo adds. His mom admits she never expected her son to pay the bill. "It was intended to be tongue-in-cheek, although obviously I was a little annoyed by him," she says. "It was really just to prove a point and to make him wake up." It worked. "This was a very effective parenting technique and it has helped me to realize what an entitled little s--- I have been," Chalipo writes on Reddit. He also plans to make it up to his mom eventually. "My mom will get old one day and I'll take care of her and spend years and years repaying her, even changing her diapers," Chalipo says. Mom's response: "That's a really morbid thought, but thanks." (This mom billed her son as a roommate.)