Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where Do Lonely Socks Go?


Last summer I bought -- or so I remembered -- ten pairs of sneaker socks. This summer I can only find three pairs. Where did they go? It's not that I have individual socks. I have seven less pairs of socks. I'm going to go through my sock drawer again, just to see if I overlooked them, but they really seem to have disappeared. Socks are gone! Am I alone in the world of disappearing socks, or do other people have the same problem? Help! Inquiring minds want to know. Yesterday I bought a package of six pairs trimmed in pretty bright colors, so I am re-equipped for this summer. But I am still lonely for the socks of 2012.

My orientation went well yesterday and I have my other interview in a few hours. I know they are both volunteer opportunities, but I was nervous yesterday and I am nervous again today. It gives me an appreciation of how difficult it is for folks who are 50+ to go back out into the workplace, when so much depends on an interview.

We're still in thunder shower mode, though we have some sunshine this morning. I will still be carrying my umbrella and rain coat this afternoon. Wishing you a...

Sunny Tuesday! 

14 comments:

Deanna said...

Yes, it is really strange about socks..you do really wonder where in the world they go. If you found out, let me know OK??

Loretta Thomas said...

Sometimes I find one of mine attached to other under-garment for some reason. Then, when I vacuum one will catch in the hose. This is because Kitty hides them under the bed or couch. Keep looking you'll be surprised where you will find one! Lol!
Happy Day,
Loretta & Kitty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hadn't thought of volunteering as going back into the workforce, but if you are being interviewed I suppose it would. I have no desires to ever have to interview again. My volunteering days all involve family it seems and they know me only too well. Unlike you I'm missing single socks and only have one of the pairs. If I found them all I suppose I'd never have to buy socks again. Hope the sun shines for you and that you have a terrific Tuesday!

TARYTERRE said...

Socks do have a way of disappearing don't they? Interviews always give you butterflies in the pit of your stomach.

Blackberry Lane said...

My sister keeps her 3 yr old granddaughter and had the same problem with socks disappearing. Turns out the little girl was flushing them down the toilet???!!!

Maggid said...

You?? nervous??? YOU are a Blessing to the World. What you have to give - No One Else Offers.

AND - yes, i have missing socks . . . hard to imagine, but true.

Love & Love,
-g-

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

HAH! Socks that disappear on their own. Socks with magical powers. Socks I can understand. But once, when I worked in the Hospital, I lost an entire uniform! Who knew laundry could be so mystifying?

Barbara F. said...

I remember early last year when you were cleaning out you "raffled off" a huge bag of socks! Maybe they got thrown in there by mistake? xo

Nellie said...

For years, I have been sure that the washing machine "eats" socks! Either that or the dryer carries them out with the lint!:-)

Our Tuesday was definitely sunny and very warm! Tomorrow's temperature will be even warmer, and there is the chance of rain!

I'm sure you handled your interviews very professionally!

Betsy Adams said...

Good Luck with the volunteer job, Carol.. I'm sure you will do GREAT.

You have a sock thief who comes in during the night and steals your socks. ha ha ... NAH---guess your washer/dryer ATE them --and managed to eat both of them at one time!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Mevely317 said...

So glad I'm not the only one whose socks go missing! #1 suspect in our house is the washing machine ... and yes, I've been known to stand and glare at it ... to no avail.
This volunteer opportunity sounds exciting - they'll be mighty fortunate to have you!

Melinda said...

Socks are strange little objects!
I think they have their own
planet they go to.

Hope your other interview went
well.

: o)

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness! SOCKS is a big problem around here:) Fortunately there are only two of us, my Daughter's sock bin is FULL of single socks for SIX people! It takes hours to match them up:) I am sure you interviewed well! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Lynda said...

Funny but not funny about the socks. Things like that happen all the time to me - - and eventually turn up in the oddest places. Good for you for buying more so you didn't waste anymore time looking. We can't replace time but can replace socks.
I know what you mean about the nervous. Not that I am applying for anything but new people don't know how much we really can do!!!