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A Theory About Socks

Updated on June 7, 2016

Okay, as you’ve probably already guessed from the title of this hub, I’ve got this theory about socks. The theory is this: Life is hard and work sucks; therefore socks should be fun. How’s that for insightful? :)


It’s like this: we wake up every morning, drag our tired, sore, grumpy butts out of bed and force ourselves to paste a smile on our faces, go to work, and pretend that we’re happy to be there (when we’d all rather be somewhere else doing something... anything else).

My sock theory was born on one of those mornings—you know the ones—where nothing was going my way and I was really tempted to call in sick, crawl back into bed, pull the covers up over my head, and start over with a clean slate tomorrow. I needed a pick me up. While searching through my sock drawer trying to find a pair without a hole in the heal I came across a wild pair of socks that someone had given me as a gag gift. You should’ve seen them. They were a ridiculous combination of flashy, clashing colors and patterns. They practically screamed “gaudy.”


I was holding this crazy pair of socks in my hands when I had my “ah-ha!” moment. I’m the only one that sees my feet at work; so, why not? Not only did I wear those silly socks that day, I bought a bunch more on my way home from work. On the surface I may look like a complete professional—boring black slacks, blah polo shirt, plain black shoes—but, beneath it all, I’m a rebel.

From that day on I’ve always worn fun socks to work. I’ve got socks featuring Winnie the Pooh and Friends. I’ve got socks with cute little animals-- penguins, cats, frogs—you name it. I’ve got a pair with glittery red and black stripes. I’ve even got gray socks with neon green and red polka dots. And my collection is growing… check out the ones that I found in the clearance bin at K-mart this afternoon!

So, who’s with me? Wanna join the Wild Sock Rebellion? :)



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    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Too funny. I think I'll join your secret sock rebellion!

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      6 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks! I love my wild, silly socks! It's a fun rebellion. :)

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      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      fun hub. Reprieve... great

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      7 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks! I have several pairs of pink socks too.:)

    • Angelme566 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love only white and pink socks..Great hub:)

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      7 years ago from Oregon Coast

      I think we need a flag to wave: "Wild Sock Rebels!"

    • instantlyfamily profile image


      7 years ago

      Cool, hub. I am into loud print knee highs, right now. Love them!

    • Rachel Richmond profile image

      Rachel Richmond 

      7 years ago from California

      I'm with ya!! I say let that rebel shin with some awesome crazy shirts! Woo hoo!! :) Great hub.

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Hello Scarlett,

      First I've gotta say that I love your hub name, "Scarlett My Dear." ;) I also love your "Barefoot Acres."

      I agree completely with what you had to say about socks-- especially silly ones. On a side note, I have a friend who recently bought Buzz Lightyear socks. Her 8 year old son has an identical pair. How cute is that? ;)

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!

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      Scarlett My Dear 

      8 years ago from Missouri

      Dear Reprieve,

      I'm in! Socks are my go to place for comfort. Interesting only because, I also, am a barefoot kinda girl. Seriously, we have a sign out front of our small farm that reads, "Barefoot Acres".

      There's just something about socks on my feet that gives me that loved, cozy feeling. What a fun and enthusiastic form of self-expression! And, you are so right, what better way to re-energize your funny bone! How can one NOT smile at the ridiculous!


    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      LOL I share my house with a bunch of cats, so going barefoot isn't really an option (cats love to track stuff into the house, hack up hairballs, etc-- things you don't want to accidentally step on!).

      I'm wearing a pair of Halloween socks right now. They look like mummies with green eyes peeking out from behind the wrappings. LOL

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fun hub reprieve!! I'm on board! I prefer to be barefoot...all the time...but when the weather is chilly I love funky socks!! Thanks for the smile :))

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Personally, I think my drier eats the occasional sock. ;) Mismatched socks are almost as much fun as one with wild patterns! I say, why not wear them anyway?

      Thanks for commenting!

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      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      I love colorful "say something" Socks...and would join the club. Now, how many of these same Socks, especially Men's Socks get LOST in the Washing Machine...Mmmm...that could be another Hub in itself Reprieve.

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks for all of your comments! :) It's great to know that there are so many sock rebels out there.

      Yup, I love colorful, quirky socks! Did I mention that I have a pair of striped ones with a little sewn peppermint candy dangling from each pair? They're both cute and quirky-- I love them! :)

    • carriethomson profile image


      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      hi reprieve i completely agree with your theory but only during winters!! thats a great topic for the hub and colourfull socks look lovely, as far as they dont smell(LOL)


    • Ddraigcoch profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      I wish you could see my colorful stripey socks right now. I do agree with your hub.

      When all else is grey and dull, and institutions have you pinned, look down at those quirky socks and take back your small revolt.

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks, Marcoujor!

      Sorry I haven't been on HubPages much this summer. I'm still working hard at scraping/repainting my house. I've got one big wall left and then just a bunch of odds and ends-- but I'm getting closer!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I will join the rebellion as well, Reprieve26!

      Wonderful to hear from you and Voted UP & FAB, mar.

    • Reprieve26 profile imageAUTHOR

      HS Contino 

      8 years ago from Oregon Coast

      Thanks! It is a lot of fun. :)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I am on the bandwagon. What a great and fun idea and Hub. WhooHoo


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