I had a hub request from a friend who was going crazy becauee every time she buys a new pair of socks and washes them, one sock of the pair is always lost. Any ideas? I'm looking for serious or humorous answers. Will be making a hub out of this.
I can vouch for the fact that washing machines do occasionally eat socks. A couple of weeks ago my wife called me @ work and told me that she'd just run a load of laundry and now the washer wasn't draining. When I got home I took the bottom panel off the front of the washer and started fiddling around with the hoses and connections. Eventually I found the problem -- a sock had somehow gotten sucked out of the "drum" and down into the outflow pipe. It was packed in there good and tight too so the water couldn't get past it. It was a b*tch getting the sock out of there, and of course when I finally freed it I had to deal with several gallons of soapy water spilling out all over the floor, but at least I was able to fix it without having to make an expensive service call! I was rather proud of myself.
One time we cleaned out that venting tube that makes the hot air from the dryer go outside and found some socks in there. We've also found them in between the tub and casing of the washer. We've also taken them out of the sink, which is where our washer drained. I think there's several ways they go, and they only come back when you've lost or thrown out the other one.
It's the washer. I have a passive-aggressive washer. Whenever it has a beef with me, my socks disappear. But that's okay. Until they reappear, I still use the one sock. I am retired, so know one checks if my socks match. I just need a similar color.
See, what people don't know is that dry heat can open portals to other realms. Socks are superior spiritual beings that haven't been recognized by believers or scientists yet. But the truth is that they have the ability to travel through time and space, showing up at random places... like... underneath your ex-boyfriend's bed (ahem!) or under the sofa cushions of your superhot body-builder neighbor. But socks hardly ever do this journey alone... they're usually accompanied by thongs and bras.
Arlene, we think alike. If I don't have a match, I just wear long pants and no one is the wiser. Klarawieck, ah, thongs and bras too. Never worn a thong, never plan to, but have lost a bra or two in my time. You are funny Kiarwieck.
Lambservant, we do what we can to save. I tried buying these bamboo socks, but they don't seem to be able to take a beating. Klara, I have never left any bras or thongs at anyone's house. Not that I would be wearing thongs! If I didn't think of the guy as a keeper, not leaving anything around his place guaranteed a clean break! Why go back for bras and socks when I'm already down the road?
lanto dying them all one color is great idea. I buy only one brand and color of sock so if I lose some from time to time, I still have others to wear. Also, I have found socks that have fallen behind the dryer or on the side of it .
I have it on very good authority and pictures that have been developed from a camera I had hidden in my laundry room, that aliens come down and swipe the socks. They have this thing about wearing "Human Socks." Now.. the question shouldn't be "where do they go or end up?", the question should be, "Why only ONE sock from each pair? Why is one sock left behind?" I believe that the picture I have captured will explain this and the mystery solved.
I am fairly sure we have a Hobbit who lives behind the dryer. I blame him for the missing socks. Apparently, he collects forks as well. When you clean your entire house looking for forks because there is only one in the kitchen, and you find nothing, it must be a hobbit!
It has been scientifically proven that some socks, being the twins that they are, have a telepathic link with each other. In order to find the missing sock, you have only to take the remaining sock to a psychiatrist who will put this sock under hypnosis. The sock will then connect with its twin and be able to tell you where it is. Isn't modern science amazing?
We have Yuggles in our house, they take other stuff as well, keen on moving things and then putting them back where you had only just looked at five minutes earlier. They also collect buttons off shirts and they have a habit of breaking my shoe laces and letting down my bicycle tyres just before I need to go to work.
Actually I know mice like socks, I found a stash of them under the floor boards in a small mice nest, along with black knickers, not mine.
Reminds me of the hamsters my kids had years ago. One was always exercising on the wheel and the other used the wheel to gently rock back and forth. We read that if you put an old sock in the cage, the hamster would shred it and use it for a nest. We gave a sock to each. The active hamster shredded his and built a nest in the corner of his cage. The lazy hamster used the sock as a sleeping bag without further adjustment. FYI - the lazy hamster out-lived the other by fair margin.