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23 odd socks!



  • rubix_76
    rubix_76 Posts: 216 Forumite
    rogertb wrote:
    Hi ... I'm more concerned about where the 'missing' socks have dissapeared to, I've looked everywhere, an odd one appears from under a chair or shrub another from behind the radiator... I've thrown away hundreds over the years

    Simple, all washing machines have a Quantum singularity (aka Black Hole) located inside. So occasionaly a sock falls into it dissapearing. These are only big enough to "suck" socks into, but then they appear in other places around the house, these black holes must move, hence the socks appearing in other random places around your house.

    Cats also have this ability to stealthily appear and dissapear as they wish.
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  • moonrakerz
    moonrakerz Posts: 8,650 Forumite
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    If human beings had 3 feet, would you always have an even number of socks in the drawer ?
  • Primrose
    Primrose Posts: 10,623 Forumite
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    Wreak revenge on junk mailers. Post them back in all those pre-franked Business Rely envelopes they enclose with their unwanted Double Glazing, Credit Cards, Readers Digest magazine offers !
  • Primrose
    Primrose Posts: 10,623 Forumite
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    And for our politicians who continually open their mouths with worthless politically correct spin, send them one of your odd ones (preferably with a hole in it) and tell them to "put a sock in it".
  • nomoneytoday
    I solved the problem by buying socks in only one colour. There is now never more than one odd sock :)
  • square_bear
    square_bear Posts: 3,865 Forumite
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    Missing socks? Why not look behind the radiators. The little pests like to hide from me there, its usually the left footed ones.
  • CuddlesTC
    CuddlesTC Posts: 148 Forumite
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    I'm horribly allergic to cats, but often find myself cat-sitting for a friend, so I use my odd socks as hand protectors so I can stroke Bryan the cat without my hands breaking out in unbearable itching. Then I throw the fur-covered sock away afterwards (carefully peeling it off from the inside of course).
  • gallygirl
    gallygirl Posts: 17,228 Forumite
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    Occasionally socks are born with mystical powers. Unfortunately this only affects 1 of every pair. They have the twin powers of movement and invisibility. Unfortunately they have to eat regularly to maintain these powers. Their staple diet is toilet paper - they jump up and swing on the roll till it unravels then eat it. As they are not very strong they can only do this when the roll is light - i.e. almost finished. This is why you find empty toilet rolls - it is NOT because someone forgot to change the roll. Please apologise to all your family members. PS - on special occasions they have been known to eat crisps and chocolate. They also like to drink pop - but only the proper stuff, not the cheap own label stuff. They do have standards you know. Again, please apologise to all your family members.Well, that's what they do in my house?????
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  • bluefish
    bluefish Posts: 66 Forumite
    You can wear odd socks:
    - to do jobs around the house
    - to protect your floors from (step) ladder marks or on the top of outdoor ladders tp protect your house paintwork
  • bluefish
    bluefish Posts: 66 Forumite
    Use odd socks to pick up messy animal hairs from furtniture/carpets and cars.
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