Especially if it’s a younger, better-looking sock, Earl!
I have a dozen pairs of white socks and one pair each of dark brown and black socks… in case I ever need to attend an event wearing a suit (hasn’t happened in a decade or so). When the white socks start to wear out, I replace the whole dozen at once. Bottom line: I sort no socks (except about once per decade): I just grab the next two and they DO match.
(No, I don’t wear socks with sandals)
Darned if you do; darned if you don’t. But who darns anymore?
This is supposed to be a family strip! Why is everyone obsessed with sox?
But hose counting?
I would hate to see Earl’s probable nephew Jon Arbuckle have this kind of discussion with Liz Wilson when it comes to fashion.
You’ve all heard this one, I’m sure….
She: “If I died, would you remarry?”
He: “I might. After a suitable period of mourning, I might again feel the need of a companion, someone to look after me in my old age. Just as a way of meeting my social needs, mind you, but I’d never think of her as your ‘replacement’.”
She: “Okay, I guess that makes sense. But would you sleep with her in our bed?”
He: “I suppose I might. I mean, even if does have emotional associations, we’d talk it over and come to realize that it’s really just a piece of furniture, and it’d be silly to get rid of a perfectly good bed.”
She: “I understand. But would you let her use my golf clubs?”
He: “Never. Not in a million years.”
She: “Really? But why not?”
He: “Well, for one thing, she’s left-handed.”
In my youth I had a girlfriend who would buy a bunch of identical nylon stockings on sale, on the sound premise that if you had, say, 12 pairs to start with, you were still in business down to the last 2 stockings. That was a LONG time ago!!
I buy gray socks and let them swap around. My socks have no shame or fidelity.
I buy several pair of identical socks at the same time so I still have usable socks for a long time.
Wearing 2 different colored socks was a fad at one time. No more, I guess.
The socks I wear every day are all the same color. When one of a pair gets a hole I save the good one to match with the good one from the next pair where one gets a hole. That way I end up with a whole pair.
Someone outside noticed he had 2 different socks on and mentioned it, to which Earl replies “You like them? I have another pair like them at home”?
Opal the question is : Do you want warm or cold feet ? Who cares about the color ;-)
Earl really SOCKED it to her, this time….
Wasn’t it Steven Wright who said “I don’t go by color I go by thickness”
Says the fashionista in bunny slippers.
I wore different color shoes to work once. The perils of dressing in the dark.
I never wear two earrings that match. Why not socks, too? Be brave, Earl: make a fashion statement, start a fad. . .
Time to fire up the wayback machine…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKdKReioXao
Opal needs to get a life. Who cares what color your socks are? I doubt if mismatched socks are going to change the world.
Worn out socks make great dusting mittens… hubby wears a size 14 shoe so I can get my hand in there with room to spare. Great for getting around knickknacks
Earl, next time you do the washing and drying the odds are good one will be lost. Trust me.
Socks make great cleaning rags. When mine have a hole I turn them inside out for the laundry so they’ll go on the rag pile.
Must be Earl’s trophy sox?
Put on shoes or slippers Earl then she may not notice.
“Let’s revisit the part about getting rid of mates that have worn out, Opal. Do we still have that old wood chipper out in the shed?”
I don’t know why Opal is always trying to change Earl’s ways. After all time they have been together you would think she would know it’s a waste of time.
Are we still talking about socks and infidelity and not people? That’s so funny. I love it.
I do discard both socks of a pair when one wears out. It’s comforting to know, when I discover myself wearing mismatched socks, that I have another pair just like it at home. :)
Actually there are many people that wear mismatching socks. They say it is bad luck. Superstitions and all.
(While I sincerely hope you never get it) If you have peripheral neuropathy the most comfortable feet garb to wear is socks with sandals.The sandals give the feet a soft hug while allowing less constraint than shoes …And I have a strong disdain for fashion police who try to tell me how I should dress
Use the same strategy. Same brand and style of white sock, same brand and style of black socks. Never worried about the brown|black conundrum. No sorting, no paring, just wearing. Have saved immeasurable time over 20 years.
Just have same color of white socks. My hubby has white socks he wears.
I wore two different shoes to work one day. I still to this day do not know how I managed to pull that off.