Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 43: Corner View--My Dream

My dream is that one day...


...I will find the mates to these lonely socks.

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17 comments:

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I can understand !!! Ha ha ! What a funny corner (and not funny !!! for the lost socks...)

likeschocolate said...

My husband has this dream too. He keeps putting his socks in my dresser in hope that they will find there makes!

likeschocolate said...

oops I ment mates not makes.

Ian said...

I wonder where they all go. It's one of life's great mysteries.

fuoriborgo.com said...

I have a huge pile of lonely socks, perhaps we could get together one day, and match pairs:)!

Emily said...

Now that's a dream I can understand! Great Corner View!

Allegria said...

Otli: I know. *sigh* It's tragic, really...

Likeschocolate: In your dresser? LOL We have a LAUNDRY BASKET full. And a couple of months ago I went and threw a bunch out that we'd had for years and knew we'd never match up. Poor socks.

Ian: They're part of the sock underground. Hanging out in slummy joints down by the docks, without legal travel documents, avoiding the coppers. It's a sad, sorry life they lead, really.

fuoriborgo: Good idea! There was a cbc radio personality, Arthur Black, who did a bit about lonely socks, called "The Lonely Socks Club." The jyst of it was that you mailed in your odd socks, and maybe someone else would mail in one like it, and if that was the case, the two parties would have to tell Arthur why THEY were deserving of the pair. The studio was FLOODED with socks. After awhile, he had to tell everyone to PUHLEASE stop. Then had a contest for what to make with the remainders. Some guy ended up using them as upholstery for a couch(it actually looked really cool!), which was then auctioned off for charity. I wish I could find the link--but it was years ago.

Emily: Thanks! I guess I'm just a literal type of person, and don't have it in me to dig particularly deep. I appreciate you stopping by!

Cabrizette said...

... maybe in my laundry !!! because i've got the same problem... ; )
Nice to know you and thanks for sharing !!

Joyce said...

Hi Allegria, BTW I LOVE your name!! A very cute post. Isn't it funny how socks can lose their mates in the washer and dryer. LOL... I'm glad you found me. I think there must have been some new members that joined CV and I was sleeping and missed, but never fear I have you listed on the CV blog list. xoxo

Nancy said...

I, too, wonder what happens to those lonely little socks.

Allegria said...

Cabrizette: I hope my awol socks and yours are at least having a certain degree of happiness together. ;o)

Joyce: I think it's a conspiracy, really. Between the socks and their manufacturer. I wonder how much they're being paid to take off, knowing that it means that we'll have to go purchase a new pair. hehe. Sneaky little devils...

Nancy: I know. The ones that left I have very little sympathy for, actually. It was their choice, and they must pay the consequences. It's their poor mates lying in my bin that I feel the most sympathy for. They're in a limbo. Do they go try find some other sock to love, or do they wait faithfully for their lost one to return? It's a terrible dilemma, really, poor things. ;o)

Jodi said...

Great post. thanks for visiting me. And i think they're having a party at night. breathing fresh air away from stinky feet and fragrant detergent...

more importantly could someone tell me WHY over the months we don't just get rid of the lonely ones????

Cate said...

perhaps when we die, we find the matches. hugs and here's hoping you dream comes true.

Daan said...

Maybe you can find some mates overhere, we have given up and wear diffrent socks on each foot, very coourful ;-)

Allegria said...

Jodi: It's like we have misplaced faith or something! Actually, a couple of months ago, I went through everything and thre away anything that was too small for the kids, or that I hadn't seen in years. Chances are, the matches will come out of the woodwork, just to spite me. :D

Cate: LOL! Now there's a thought. And their matches will be on earth, and so I'll still have an unmatched sock basket! Sigh.

Daan: Now there's an idea! I don't know why we don't do that. Buck the "socks must match" trend. Love it!

la ninja said...

ha ha ha... have you checked behind the living room curtains? (cheeky little buggers, where you least expect them, that's where they are hiding) ;)

Allegria said...

La ninja: I think they're doing what Gerry Seinfeld imagines: Flattened against the dryer walls waiting to make a break for it. Thanks for stopping by!