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debm55

(26,129 posts)
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:09 PM Apr 8

Something to Ponder or to use your imagination on-What happens to that missing sock that you put in the dryer? Did it

run away because it was sick of it's mate.? Did it get sucked in the washing machine? Is it clinging for dear life on a towel? Where is it??????????

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Something to Ponder or to use your imagination on-What happens to that missing sock that you put in the dryer? Did it (Original Post) debm55 Apr 8 OP
I have 6 lone socks PlutosHeart Apr 8 #1
Can you bring them together to mate them ? That's something to ponder? debm55 Apr 8 #3
Crossed my mind PlutosHeart Apr 9 #37
Ty PlutosHeart, all our socks are the same species. debm55 Apr 9 #38
Sock divorce. rubbersole Apr 8 #2
Something for me to ponder --what did you do with the sock left behind???? Sorry rubbersole's sock. debm55 Apr 8 #5
Well, the remaining one quit smoking rubbersole Apr 8 #8
Great idea, ty, rubbersole. debm55 Apr 8 #10
the dog buried it in the back yard. AllaN01Bear Apr 8 #4
Oh my, What are you going to the one left behind? debm55 Apr 8 #6
sitting with the rest of its buddies. AllaN01Bear Apr 8 #20
I have a bag of lost unpaired socks sometimes I find the mate and reunite them kimbutgar Apr 8 #7
Ty kimbutgar, Very sood suggestion. We do that too. But, what about your socks in the bag with no mate, all alone? debm55 Apr 8 #9
I keep the lost sheep socks in a separate bag and every now and then find the partner! kimbutgar Apr 8 #21
Thank you kimbutgar. I am glad you found their partner. But you threw the others away? What can I say? I am at a loss debm55 Apr 8 #22
I often see a sock that has been run over in a pot-hole or along the side of the road. pandr32 Apr 8 #11
Oh my, pandra32. Did you stop and offer help? debm55 Apr 8 #12
There's nothing you can do for them at that point. lastlib Apr 8 #14
HAHAHA .TY lastlib debm55 Apr 8 #15
Some of them are pretty holey, pandr32 Apr 8 #17
Thank you pandr32. Your post makes sense. debm55 Apr 8 #23
Aliens. lastlib Apr 8 #13
TY lastlib. I see that you have pondering this for awhile. Perhaps this will occur during the eclipse? debm55 Apr 8 #18
'... Hung by the chimney with care...' cbabe Apr 8 #16
HAHAHAHAHAH That's funny debm55 Apr 9 #29
Here's what happens in my household Niagara Apr 8 #19
I am going to do that ----buy all the same kind of socks so no one gets lost. Ty Niagara. debm55 Apr 9 #30
Yw Dearest Debbie. Niagara Apr 9 #36
I think they may all have made it to the laundry room in my building. surrealAmerican Apr 8 #24
Ty surrealAmerican. They never leave. They always reappear. debm55 Apr 9 #31
I put the lone socks into the sock drawer. JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 8 #25
Ty JustABozoOnThisBus. I hope they find their mate. debm55 Apr 9 #32
pin them together when you wash 'em. Chakaconcarne Apr 8 #26
That's a good idea. TY debm55 Apr 9 #33
Did you watch "Ren & Stimpy" & "Stranger Things"? CaptainTruth Apr 8 #27
TY Captain Truth. I will have to watch. sounds like the isle of Misfit Toys. debm55 Apr 9 #34
Dwarf hats. qwlauren35 Apr 8 #28
Ty you qwlauren35. I never sthought of that. debm55 Apr 9 #35
They run off and elope with one the many pencils I've lost in my life, and live happily ever after Brother Buzz Apr 9 #39
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. TY Brother Buzz and pen, too. debm55 Apr 9 #42
It's in the Fourth Dimensiona Wicked Blue Apr 9 #40
Ty Wicked Blue. Perhaps you are right. debm55 Apr 9 #41
Lily has it. Harker Apr 9 #43
Thank you Harker. Glad is your source of missing socks. debm55 Apr 10 #45
I've always thought they slip through a portal into another dimension. Jeebo Apr 10 #44
Thank you Jeebo, Makes sense. debm55 Apr 10 #46
Alternate dimension. malthaussen Apr 11 #47
HAHAHHAHAH Thank you Mal. debm55 Apr 11 #48

kimbutgar

(21,451 posts)
7. I have a bag of lost unpaired socks sometimes I find the mate and reunite them
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:23 PM
Apr 8

But now I put my socks in a zippered mesh bag and wash them and never lose socks anymore!

debm55

(26,129 posts)
9. Ty kimbutgar, Very sood suggestion. We do that too. But, what about your socks in the bag with no mate, all alone?
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:26 PM
Apr 8

kimbutgar

(21,451 posts)
21. I keep the lost sheep socks in a separate bag and every now and then find the partner!
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 01:01 PM
Apr 8

But I recently did a sock purge and threw some of the lost unpaired away!

debm55

(26,129 posts)
22. Thank you kimbutgar. I am glad you found their partner. But you threw the others away? What can I say? I am at a loss
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 01:10 PM
Apr 8

for words,

pandr32

(11,725 posts)
11. I often see a sock that has been run over in a pot-hole or along the side of the road.
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:30 PM
Apr 8

I guess they made a break for it, but weren't victorious.

lastlib

(23,592 posts)
13. Aliens.
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:44 PM
Apr 8

One-footed aliens.
Or maybe three-footed, and they stole a pair somewhere..... IDK--just aliens.

debm55

(26,129 posts)
18. TY lastlib. I see that you have pondering this for awhile. Perhaps this will occur during the eclipse?
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:55 PM
Apr 8
So they have a meaning to the their lives.

Niagara

(7,968 posts)
19. Here's what happens in my household
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:58 PM
Apr 8

I purchase socks that can be mated with another sock if the original mate goes missing.



I'm hard on socks because I walk frequently and my socks will receive newly developed holes in only one sock. So what I do is throw away the one holey one and I forget to find the weakest link one to follow suit in the trash. I have enough cleaning towels and cleaning rags so I don't need to save a holey sock for cleaning.




My major issue with the dryer is that I keep two wool balls in the dryer at all times. The wool balls help lessen drying time and help keep bulkier items from getting entangled together.


However, sometimes the wool dryer balls go missing because they either:

1. rolled out of the dryer as I was removing items and I didn't see it
2. get stuck in a pantleg or shirt sleeve
3. get stuck in a corner of a fitted bedsheet


The missing wool dryer balls don't generally go missing for a long time but it is annoying when it happens.

I don't really have socks that need to go on a missing poster though.






surrealAmerican

(11,383 posts)
24. I think they may all have made it to the laundry room in my building.
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 01:43 PM
Apr 8

There are probably about ten unmatched socks down there just waiting to be recognized by their owners.

Once those are cleared away more will appear.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,468 posts)
25. I put the lone socks into the sock drawer.
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 02:00 PM
Apr 8

Sometimes, the mate shows up within a few laundry cycles. Other times, the sock turns into a key that fits no known lock.

CaptainTruth

(6,678 posts)
27. Did you watch "Ren & Stimpy" & "Stranger Things"?
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 06:16 PM
Apr 8

Years ago there was a Ren & Stimpy episode where they went on some sort of mind trip (maybe ate mushrooms?), totally tripping & hallucinating, & ended up in the place where all the lost socks went.

Then, a few (?) years ago Stranger Things did an episode where two of the characters went on what looked like an LSD trip, totally tripping & hallucinating, & ended up in the place where all the lost socks went.

There's enough time between the two that I swear the Stranger Things writers MUST have seen that Ren & Stimpy episode because they copied it in so much detail. I loved it.

Anyway, those two episodes of those two shows will give you your answer.

Brother Buzz

(36,554 posts)
39. They run off and elope with one the many pencils I've lost in my life, and live happily ever after
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:18 PM
Apr 9

Love is grand!

Jeebo

(2,055 posts)
44. I've always thought they slip through a portal into another dimension.
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 02:55 AM
Apr 10

You know, like the portal in that Twilight Zone episode "Little Girl Lost" when the parents woke up hearing their little girl's voice but could not find her. It was an invisible temporary hole that opened up in the wall behind the little girl's bed, and then the family dog disappeared into it too, and then the family's physicist friend came over and found the hole, marked off its boundaries on the wall, and held on to the little girl's father while he partially disappeared into the hole and pulled the little girl and the dog back out as the hole was closing up. There is a hole into another dimension just like that one that opens up whenever you turn your dryer on, and one or two socks always disappear into it.

-- Ron

malthaussen

(17,304 posts)
47. Alternate dimension.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 03:30 PM
Apr 11

Akin to Terry Pratchett's L-space. Lots of stuff ends up there: socks, Tupperware lids, pencils... the list goes on. Perhaps they're taken there by some Cosmic Magpie with very poor taste.

-- Mal

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