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How Do You Keep Track of Your Socks?

Updated on May 8, 2011
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

Somewhere along the way I discovered that one way to avoid smelly feet is to change your socks every day so I must have 7 pairs of clean socks for the week.  My bottom drawer seems to have forty socks but I can’t find a pair when I need one.

I don't miss the good old days of being single.  I don't.  But I could find my socks.  Now I lose at least five minutes whenever I am dressing because I am hunting for a pair of socks.  The most dreadful thing I can do to my socks is to have them placed in the family laundry.  Same goes for my handkerchiefs but that’s another horror story completely.

Can you imagine for the last two weeks I have been using paper towel for handkerchiefs and it’s not because tissue is the recommended phlegmatic depository in the season of swine flu and foot and mouth disease.  

But back to socks.  When I need a pair of green socks I can never find them.  If I urgently need black all I can find are old blue ones.  And it seems like a buy a new pair every couple of weeks.  Wait people, this has nothing to do with my wife.  I organize my space.  The helper does her little bit too.  But I have a method to my madness where I know where everything can be found.  Until I place them in the laundry.

I think the secret to my predicament is that I am too reluctant to throw out old socks. 

The quality of socks on the market leaves a lot to be desired as well.  Usually when I find the colour I want the material is either too thick or too thin. 


Get this, when I purchase sports socks my daughter will usually help herself to a few.  As well as my T-shirts.  Guess what!  I don’t have a problem with that.  I would not mind having seven more daughters to take my brand new socks, that’s what daughters do.  So that’s not the problem.

But the two or three left in my dresser, why can’t I find them after they are washed? 

And when I am already one hour late for an event why must I rummage among old and unmatched pairs so often?  And my sons’ socks are in my dresser.  What a sweet little boy. His dear little socks!  I love him.

How do you keep track of your socks?

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