Jul 9, 2009

White Socks, (Rant of the Day... again!)


OK.... is it only me?
Please tell me it is NOT only me!

I have 5 men/boys living in this house.
Each of those men/boys has two feet.
Each of those feet wear some sort of white sock. (well, they start out white, but that's a whole another rant for another day)
Each man/boy gets 12 pairs of white socks 2 times a year = 240 white socks a year.
There are always some left over from the year before that are still good = 300 white socks.

I always try to buy the same brand of socks so they are easier to match.

Man-of-My-Dreams = Long socks
Worker #1 = kinda short socks, just over the ankle.
Worker #2 = VERY short-so-you-can't-see-em-above-his-shoes socks.
Worker #3 = mid way between the ankle & knee shocks.
Worker #4= doesn't care either way, but most are kinda short.

So, we have approximately 300 white socks for the men-folk of the house.
WHY is it, that I am sitting here after finishing folding and matching socks and I have 23 mismatched white socks?!?!?!?

Seriously... 23!!!
Not one of them is like another one anywhere in the whole stinking pile!!
How many ways are there to make white socks for men/boys?!?!?
They are white socks for cryin out loud!!!
SOCKS!!!!

There should be some council somewhere that regulates the making of white socks.
There should be a few different lengths/styles that come in various sizes.

But 23 totally different white socks???
How is this possible???

Can someone please explain to me why on earth there are so many types of white socks??
Is this a serious need?

Is there some high priced white sock engineer sitting in an office somewhere in front of his drawing board who seriously thinks.. "Hey! The buying public just doesn't have enough styles of white socks to choose from to cover their poor feet. I think I'll design a brand new type of white sock!"???

If there IS indeed a White Sock Council what is their address???
I would LOVE to write them a letter!


ok... I feel better now, Thank you for listening.


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Julie Curtis said...

While you're writing that letter, ask the
White Sock Council just where the mates to those socks went and if it's true that washing machines have a hidden sock sucker that makes them disappear.

yvonne said...

Hey - I'm from Chicago - go White Sox....

Condo Blues said...

Since putting the guys in your life into white socks sounds like a hassle and since they are all different styles of white socks anyway, why not go with colored socks? Blue socks go better with blue jeans anyway.

Virginia said...

It's really a shift in the space time continuum. In 23 years all the missing white socks will suddenly re-appear and flood your laundry room. I'm still waiting for my flood....

Deanna said...

I think the sock people and the washer/dryer people are in business together. It is one of the ultimate conspiracies of life!

JennyMac said...

I swear the dryer EATS them! Well Dana, under pants, no one can tell that the are different heights or that the soles are dirtier than the other. LOL But if you and the boys have a problem with that...put them on your hands and DUST, polish jewelry, wash the bathtub, or make a quilt. LOL

Annette said...
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Annette said...

FDL I believe the washer/dryer are in a conspiracy to drive me crazy! I do like Jenny Mac's idea of a quilt made of mystery socks.

Lacey said...

I have that same problem (only on a smaller scale) here at my house. The fiance works for an auto parts sales place and has to wear black socks. He wears the mid length socks so you'd think there wouldn't be a problem, but when it comes time to fold laundry there are all sorts of black socks that don't have mates. I'm with you though...we should write to the Sock Council. It's a conspiracy to make us buy more socks, I'm sure.

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