Skip to comments.Question about men and .... SOCKS
Posted on 10/17/2008 10:18:01 AM PDT by PERKY2004
My wonderful DH and I have been married 5.5 years. He is currently deployed to Iraq, so I decided to take inventory and straighten out his dresser drawers, plus the drawers in the closet. (With his blessing and permission, mind you.)
He has socks in 4 different drawers. He has over 80 pairs of socks. Most of his socks are black (work) or white (non-work), with a very few pair of other colors.
Ummm.... is this normal? Socks in 4 different drawers? Over 80 pairs? Or am I just married to a guy who loves his socks?
You shouldn’t be concerned about him having 80 pairs of socks; rather, be concerned that you didn’t disturb his “lucky” socks. Same for his underwear.
LOL - got it covered. Post 41. ;-)
Well - I’m a guy. And I can’t imagine, even back when I was single - a months worth of stinky socks! (A month of dirty dishes? Thats another story!) However, my son does have about 40 pairs of socks I bet. Although he probably only wears 5 or 6 pairs.
“Well what’s wrong with these?” (Too short, too long, too loose, too tight, too bumpy....)
Now I’m more like in the post with the variety of socks. Some white, some dark, but where it really adds up its the heavy wool, med wool, light wool, wool liners, poly liners, etc.! And with the wool socks - when they get worn out I cut the toes out, and make them into wrist/arm warmers (cut a little hole for the thumbs in the heal).
Always make sure you’re wearing clean underwear in case you get hit by a car.
Maybe he really likes socks. Every guy needs a hobby.
Your query made me laugh and reminisce. I lost my husband a few years ago at a young age - to brain cancer. Packing
up his clothes was difficult enough but the sock drawers were the toughest.
Like your guy - he loved socks - he was a neat / clean freak and had socks to go with everything.
One lady took them and made big huggable critters using the socks as stuffing for some of them - so they were recycled in a good way.
Still: I’d rather have the sock drawers full again! Be happy you do. Trouble
It is my understanding that socks are very important to military peeps.
Leave the socks alone unless you decide to replace them with new and improved socks.
I’m a guy and I ditch my worn out socks. I cut em up, save the good parts and use them for cleaning rags.
>its bad luck to have a hole in a sock.<
Not if the hole is on the top of the sock! You need to learn to turn your socks over. It makes for more beer money
I keep one drawer for socks. There are black socks for everyday business wear and white socks for running around in my sneakers when I get home from work. I’ve never counted how many pairs there were in that drawer. I am certain there are many singles looking for their mate. I guess even socks lose their socks.
I have about 40 pair. Would have more if I had the room in my drawers. All are white athletic socks as I wear cowboy boots every day. A nice solution for that missing black sock disease that I used to have.
Be afraid...be very afraid.
If he’s got 80 pair in drawers, whatever you do ...
do not look behind the dryer! We found enough there
to make a great jail-break rope. ;o)
My husband never takes his socks off.
I am covering my ears...LALALALALALALALALALA...I can't hear you.
Designated Hitter..... silly? dont you know anything?
I don’t understand why she bring it up here though... and the sock too- when they’re dirty you need some more. But what does THAT have to do with baseball either???
Don’t wimmins know anything?
Ok, without getting too personal, I buy most my husband's socks, and am constantly confused about what to buy. Sounds like you really love the brand you have so wonder if you'd share that information with me? Would love to find a really good reliable brand that stays put. Thanks!
You have married a wise, yet lazy man. If you buy socks in large numbers and only two contrasting colors, you can always find a matching pair even if you lose a bunch. You are never in danger of wearing one color on the left and another on the right.
You must at all costs prevent Allegra from learning your DH's unit, not to mention his name. Otherwise we may find, hidden in dark corners like "News of the Weird," strange stories about Middle Eastern sock theft .... and soon, you'll have the news accounts from Dubai, revealing all of the sordid hosiery-related details of their arrest.
Well they aren’t stinky in the drawer, those are the clean ones. The stinky ones are in the hamper, or somewhere in the neighborhood of the hamper... same floor anyway. I have enough socks and undies to make 1 entire load each, I don’t actually know how many that is but it must be a lot since socks and undies are small. I don’t have any wool socks, I live in the desert, sweat enough as already, I don’t think I own any wool anything, I’m not even sure I know what it looks like.
I have a lot of socks, but that many seems unusual. I have some I keep in a separate drawer, which are heavy winter socks (the kind you get at outdoors stores.) When those are in season, the thin summerweight socks go to the extra drawer.
My sock superstitions are not to be messed with! I’d much rather skip the beer than have a broken leg again. And trust me, I do not like to skip the beer. Some things are not to be efffed with, ever.
Lets see. Black socks and white socks only. Spread about in two different drawers and probably in various laundry baskets. Lost count of pairs, but probably about 20 or 30. Throw in a few pair of wool socks and sounds pretty normal to me.
A man doesn't know when civilization will end, and socks will be worth their weight in toilet paper.
I can’t help you with your sock issue, but I am posting for one reason only; to say how grateful I am to you and your DH for your service to our country. I will keep you in my prayers! Godspeed!
I used to buy gold toe from JC Pennys. My recent batch have been cheaper Hanes crews.
I’ll probably go back to the gold toe. All are not created equal. The gold toe black dress socks I was getting from JCP had a very nice cushioned sole. These made your feet smile when you put them on in the morning. Some I ordered online from somewhere else did not have this nice cushioning.
Its an indication of a smart guy. He buys a dozen pairs of the same size and color and throws them in one or two drawers. When one sock is lost of develops a hole, throw it away because its mate matches the rest of the pile.
DH ... Dear Husband.
WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)
For starters...who is the designated pitcher and the designated catcher in the household?
I seem to be married to an exception. The man throws away ANYTHING that has a hole or seems to be in poor physical shape.
This wouldn't bother me except he doesn't usually tell me that he just threw away most of my socks and underpants. I usually realize this while standing naked in a towel thinking, "Didn't we just do laundry? Where the heck is my underwear?"
He is 42 years old.
We are cavemen. We stock up on stuff and once we make a decision, we don’t want to bother with it again..... ever.
My Bride and I are approaching our 38th year together. Many years ago, bless her heart, she made the mistake of trying to toss a few old clothing items, ‘once’... she wont do that again, that’s sacred ground.
Leave my stuff alone...heck, I might have plans for that old stuff, and even if I don’t, I might come up with one. ;>)
I informed her that when it comes to my stuff, she only needs to get concerned if she finds that I am buying my own new underwear.... if that happens, be afraid, be very afraid.
Agreed,smart man. Maybe the women here can explain the 80 pairs of shoes, barefoot most of the time phenomenon.
Thanks Listenhillary! Yeh, my husband has had trouble with them falling down. I try to get the calf length since they look better when the legs are crossed. Now I have to find white ones also...... Thanks for your help. Off to JCPenny I go. :-)
Don’t mess with a man’s undergarments.
Your husband, on the other hand, has thoughtfully stashed enough socks around the house that it is unlikely he will ever need to yell at you about no clean socks!
I recommend you leave everything as it is. If you don't then don't cry when he yells at you about no clean socks!
“...or seems to be in poor physical shape.”
Just make sure YOU keep those exercise routines going!
Shower, Shave, and ?????? Do I dare say it..???
A college student once remarked that the cost of a load of wash at the laundromat was 3 quarters and 1 sock.
My husband owns what is technically referred to as a "metric butt ton" of socks. It's just a thing with him.
Now, as a former military wife, let me caution you about t-shirts. Make sure you separate the plain white t's from white t's with words or pictures on them. They MUST go in separate drawers.
Otherwise you will be woken up most mornings as hubby turns the lights on trying to distinguish between a plain white t suitable for underneath the uniform shirt and a t with writing.
OMG! Did you get permission to touch the sock drawer??
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