@Kyser_Soze@Zeusandhera I own a couple of different colors, but they are all in multiples of those colors/styles, ie white socks, black socks, no-show socks (black). Generally when I put the socks out on the 50ft solar drier (aka clothesline) I will pair them up as I go so they are easier to put away when I take them down. If I end up with one with a hole in it I will pull it out to use in the shop for cleaning/straining etc. The other goes back in the bin with the other socks of the same style/color. From there it’s just “lather, rinse, repeat”.
All my socks are different, I only have maybe two types that I have more than 1 pair of. I always wondered where the missing socks go, and why some people seemed to lose them all the time, so I got compulsive about it - I check that I have both in each pair as I get ready to wash them, check them again at the critical transfer point of washer to dryer, then again when they come out of the dryer, That way if one is missing, I know where in the drawer-wear-hamper-washer-dryer-drawer cycle it got lost and I can track it down quickly. I may need some help …
@RiotDemon aaahhh, I have to fess up to that one, too. If someone I’m talking to has uneven hoodie strings, I find it so distracting I’ll often straighten them up for them. I try not to be too annoying fussy about it, with a comment how it’s nice to frame up that wonderful face you have …
I’d love to buy all the same socks like those above, but apparently Walmart likes changing up inventory so the best I can do, it seems, is a 6 pack at a time.
Once I’m down to one, since I’ve lost count so not positive it’s the last, it goes in a small pile I hide out of sight in the bedroom, which is pulled out each weekend when I sort the clean laundry, to see if the match got in a later load or something. Usually about every 6 months I purge the pile of socks that have been in it a while, cutting them into rags or something. Reuse, reduce, recycle.
put the lone sock in the drawer with the other socks, and wait until the missing one shows up. i have to use a laundromat so if there’s no pair when i’m folding it’s because i either accidentally left it at the bottom of the hamper at home (or it’s behind the hamper or something) or it’s stuck inside one of my partner’s pant legs. either way it’ll turn up eventually.
Now I know why I belong at Meh. We are all the kind of people who buy only one or two kinds of socks and therefore don’t have to deal with missing or mismatched socks. Usually I end up throwing out a sock with a hole in it, then I’ve got an odd number of socks, until another one gets a hole.
I used to intentionally wear mismatched socks, but my brain can’t handle the dissonance anymore. Even with my kids’ socks. They both have to be at least equal amounts stained or clean to be matched, even if they’re technically able to be called a “pair.”
I used to never wear matching socks. All my socks were colored and I just grabbed two, it was kinda my thing. Then I got a boyfriend and moved in with him and started doing his laundry and he had to have matching socks (those people) so now I have matching socks to. It takes so much longer to fold laundry when you have to match socks. I miss the old days.
I’m like most of you. One type of sock, until today. I bought 2 packs of these goofy socks so that I’d have something under the tree for me. I tell people, I don’t want anything, and finally after years I have gotten them to listen.
Opening a card with a gift card, and I say “An interest free loan to a major corporation!” finally got them to stop. But I always need socks and underwear. Those are always acceptable gifts.