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Manly question about socks

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Worse, does anybody wear socks with sandles?

 

It should be against the law IMHO.

 

No, I feel it can be acceptable in some limited circumstances:

(1) In the Roman Army in cold weather. They invented the fashion. This opportunity does still exist, if you regard Roman military re-enactment societies as acceptable; I think they are as long as all participants only speak in Latin.

(2) On a hot day in summer, but not with shorts.

 

Definitely not in December, system 4-50. You need to turn down your heating.

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I know this is a 'Men Only' thread, but the following is (Shirley) a problem that afflicts us all.......if you know different, please post solutions !

 

THE SOLO SOCK

 

 

By Garrison Keillor

 

 

Of life's many troubles, I've known quite a few:

 

 

Bad plumbing and earaches and troubles with you,

 

 

But the saddest of all, when it's all said and done,

 

 

Is to look for your socks and find only one.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a series of single socks stacked in a row.

 

 

Where in the world did their fellow socks go?

 

 

About missing socks, we have very few facts.

 

 

Some say cats steal them to use for backpacks,

 

 

 

 

 

Or desperate Norwegians willing to risk

 

 

Prison to steal socks to make lutefisk.

 

 

But the robbery theories just don't hold water:

 

 

Why would they take one and not take the odder?

 

 

 

 

 

Socks are independent, studies have shown,

 

 

And most feel a need for some time alone.

 

 

Some socks are bitter from contact with feet;

 

 

Some, seeking holiness, go on retreat;

 

 

 

 

 

Some need adventure and cannot stay put;

 

 

Some socks feel useless and just underfoot.

 

 

But whatever the reason these socks lose control,

 

 

Each sock has feelings down deep in its sole.

 

 

 

 

 

If you wake in the night and hear creaking and scraping,

 

 

It's the sound of a sock, bent on escaping.

 

 

The socks on the floor that you think the kids dropped?

 

 

They're socks that went halfway, got tired, and stopped.

 

 

 

 

 

It might help if, every day,

 

 

As you don your socks, you take time to say:

 

 

"Thank you, dear socks, for a job that is thankless.

 

 

You comfort my feet from tiptoes to ankless,

 

 

 

 

 

Working in concert, a cotton duet,

 

 

Keeping them snug and absorbing the sweat,

 

 

And yet you smell springlike, a regular balm,

 

 

As in Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps,

 

 

 

 

 

And so I bless you with all of my heart

 

 

And pray that the two of you never shall part.

 

 

I love you, dear socks, you are socko to me,

 

 

The most perfect pair that I ever did see."

 

 

 

 

 

This may help for a while, but you must accept

 

 

That half of all socks are too proud to be kept,

 

 

And, as with children, their leaving is ritual.

 

 

Half of all socks need to be individual.

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Our washing machine eats socks, but to save totally destroying the 'family' it only takes one of each pair.

 

Even if I get 10 pairs of identical socks I still end up with just 10 right foot socks - how does it know ?

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From extensive research among the writings of such learned men of letters such as Mr S. Milligan, Mr W. McGonagal, Mr Ralph C. Nesbit, Mr D Adams all cross referenced with the Ladybird Book of knitting I have made a major discovery. On a distant planet, circling an insignificant star at the remote end of a spiral arm of a far distant galaxy there is a thriving and growing colony of left foot socks. It's nearest neighbour an even more distant planet circling an even less significant star is the planet of lost cufflinks. Both of these planets are connected to earth by an intermittent wormhole through which these slaves of the human race escape.

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Our washing machine eats socks, but to save totally destroying the 'family' it only takes one of each pair.

 

Even if I get 10 pairs of identical socks I still end up with just 10 right foot socks - how does it know ?

how do you distinguish a right sock from a left sock?

You can get military suspenders, a clip on elastic strap that connects socks and bottom of shirt, keeps one down and the other up.

 

 

that is seriously kinky ........... cool.png

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how do you distinguish a right sock from a left sock?

that is seriously kinky ........... cool.png

The right "hand" sock is green the left "hand" sock is red, as navigation lights.

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how do you distinguish a right sock from a left sock?

........... cool.png

They have "left" and "right" written on them (is that just me?)

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They have "left" and "right" written on them (is that just me?)

 

Yes! proper boaters socks are the red ones on the left foot and the green ones on the right

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Oh the L and R I bought some with this on and thought what's all this about then .

Scientists from oxford university have a £4 million pound grant to investigate the mystery of disappearing socks and prove if as believed it is the left sock that goes to who knows where ?

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They have "left" and "right" written on them (is that just me?)

Ah, is that why some ladies' underwear has "C&A" written on it?

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Ah, is that why some ladies' underwear has "C&A" written on it?

 

Other brands have "front" & "back"

 

Edit -or is it Yellow & brown (when the swearing bot is on)

Edited by Alan de Enfield

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are socks with sandals ok if wearing long trousers ?

 

 

Socks with sandals are fine, and probably the most comfortable footwear arrangement possible, but it's like wearing your girlfriend's stockings, no-one must ever know. wink.png

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Until we bought our boat I only owned 1 pair of socks, never had the need of them when we were in bricks & mortar.

 

Now I have a full collection ranging from; sock-lets, wooly socks, fleece socks, thigh high socks, knitted socks, knee socks, all worn between late October - March

 

I am now a sock convert - I LOVE my fleece socks the best clapping.gif

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I’ve just done the washing (wife away looking after her dad) found I had an odd sock after pairing them up, so took washing machine and tumble dryer apart, can’t find it no were, tried putting machines back together now have ODD parts over. I’ll just have to hide these before she comes home.

Nothing wrong with socks and sandals even with shorts on.

Sandals with girlfriends stockings now we are talking, you can tuck yer shirt inside the suspender belt to keep that down.

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I’ve just done the washing (wife away looking after her dad) found I had an odd sock after pairing them up, so took washing machine and tumble dryer apart, can’t find it no were, tried putting machines back together now have ODD parts over. I’ll just have to hide these before she comes home.

Nothing wrong with socks and sandals even with shorts on.

Sandals with girlfriends stockings now we are talking, you can tuck yer shirt inside the suspender belt to keep that down.

 

Told you......its an intermittent wormhole........now you've altered the machinery it will have jumped to some other poor buxxers machine!!!

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Now - what about sandals - with girlfriend's stockings? What sort of message does that send?

A very dangerous one, if one's wife notices.

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have you never gone in the wrong door by accident blush.png

Hands up to that one, I didn't realise till I came out and complained to my wife that there were no urinals! (should have gone to specsavers!)

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