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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?

Molly


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To: PERKY2004

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.


51 posted on 10/17/2008 10:38:41 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Rightly Biased

LOL - got it covered. Post 41. ;-)


52 posted on 10/17/2008 10:39:59 AM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...Keep up the faith)
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To: dilvish

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).


53 posted on 10/17/2008 10:40:04 AM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: 21twelve

Always make sure you’re wearing clean underwear in case you get hit by a car.


54 posted on 10/17/2008 10:40:04 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: PERKY2004

Maybe he really likes socks. Every guy needs a hobby.


55 posted on 10/17/2008 10:40:05 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: PERKY2004

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


56 posted on 10/17/2008 10:40:24 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: PERKY2004

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.


57 posted on 10/17/2008 10:40:46 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans Are Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

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.


58 posted on 10/17/2008 10:41:55 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

>it’s 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


59 posted on 10/17/2008 10:42:00 AM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: PERKY2004

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.


60 posted on 10/17/2008 10:42:53 AM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: PERKY2004

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.


61 posted on 10/17/2008 10:42:55 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: PERKY2004
His socks are in dresser drawers? That is unusual.

Be afraid...be very afraid.

62 posted on 10/17/2008 10:43:14 AM PDT by saint
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To: PERKY2004

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)


63 posted on 10/17/2008 10:43:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: PERKY2004

My husband never takes his socks off.


64 posted on 10/17/2008 10:43:40 AM PDT by angcat
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To: MediaMole
There are only two kinds of socks. Black and white.

Blasphemy!

I am covering my ears...LALALALALALALALALALA...I can't hear you.

65 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:13 AM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...Keep up the faith)
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To: Joann37

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?


66 posted on 10/17/2008 10:45:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: listenhillary
I own all black socks, same brand, same type. That way I don’t have to check to see if they match. Once a batch gets worn out, they go in the rag bag

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!

67 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:19 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: PERKY2004

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.


68 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:40 AM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: Allegra; PERKY2004
Mrs. Perky, you should be very, very afraid. Your husband the sock fancier is in Iraq. The beautiful and alluring Allegra, FR's own sock afficianado, is also in Iraq. This bodes ill.

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.

69 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:51 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: PERKY2004
Cut him some slack. He's just saving up for a seat on the New York Sock Exchange.

;^)

70 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:28 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: 21twelve

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.


71 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:24 AM PDT by dilvish
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To: PERKY2004

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.


72 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:33 AM PDT by TBP
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To: PERKY2004
Either he doesn't like to do laundry or he has taken the family savings out of the stock market and invested in hosiery futures.
73 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:50 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: B4Ranch

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.


74 posted on 10/17/2008 10:52:28 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: PERKY2004

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.


75 posted on 10/17/2008 10:52:57 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: wideawake
Men do not throw socks away. Ever.

A man doesn't know when civilization will end, and socks will be worth their weight in toilet paper.

76 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:37 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: PERKY2004

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!


77 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:42 AM PDT by biss5577
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To: mupcat

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.


78 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:56 AM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: PERKY2004

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.


79 posted on 10/17/2008 10:54:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MediaMole

OYTSTANDING POST!!!!


80 posted on 10/17/2008 10:55:18 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Joann37

DH ... Dear Husband.


81 posted on 10/17/2008 10:55:32 AM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: PERKY2004
I once heard that black socks were prevalent in older, low grade porn movies. Hope that helps.
82 posted on 10/17/2008 10:55:47 AM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: PERKY2004
Could be worse...


83 posted on 10/17/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin smash Hulk!)
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To: PERKY2004
I'm assuming you're serious in asking about this, and I'm retired military, so I may actually have a clue. He probably wears combat boots 12-14 hours a day on a normal day. A couple of pairs of spare socks per day is a good idea to avoid a ferocious case of athlete's foot. In the Air Force, and subject to regulation changes, which happen every few years, but may differ for the Army or Marines, we were allowed to wear a pair of white socks under a pair of black socks. That alone would double the number of pairs he'd need. Some people are sensitive to the dye in the socks, and the white socks underneath help a bit. It could also be that he was planning on dumping some socks and his plans were OBE’d (overcome by events) so he didn't get to do it. Preparation for deployment can do that to ya!

WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)

84 posted on 10/17/2008 10:56:21 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: PERKY2004
I think that in order to fully comprehend the issue about the DH (designated hitter) we need more information...

For starters...who is the designated pitcher and the designated catcher in the household?

85 posted on 10/17/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT by woollyone ("When the tide is low, even a shrimp has its own puddle." - Vance Havner)
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To: Lazamataz
Wow. I had no idea that a simple hosiery fetish could be so .... dangerous. Your frank warning has been noted and appropriately considered.
86 posted on 10/17/2008 10:57:38 AM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: wideawake
Men do not throw socks away.

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?"

87 posted on 10/17/2008 10:58:09 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: The Unknown Republican

He is 42 years old.


88 posted on 10/17/2008 10:58:54 AM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: PERKY2004

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.


89 posted on 10/17/2008 10:59:56 AM PDT by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Agreed,smart man. Maybe the women here can explain the 80 pairs of shoes, barefoot most of the time phenomenon.


90 posted on 10/17/2008 11:00:36 AM PDT by John W (Maverick I can do, but, Messiah is above my paygrade)
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To: listenhillary

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. :-)


91 posted on 10/17/2008 11:02:29 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: PERKY2004

Don’t mess with a man’s undergarments.


92 posted on 10/17/2008 11:02:53 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: r9etb
* pictures Allegra, diving joyfully into a big pile of socks *
93 posted on 10/17/2008 11:03:56 AM PDT by PERKY2004 (Pray for my husband Ron -- deployed to Iraq for the fifth time.)
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To: PERKY2004
This just shows that he is an unusually caring husband...for example when I can't find a pair of socks to wear (frequent occurance since my son started wearing the same size) I have a tendecy to fuss at my wife.

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!

94 posted on 10/17/2008 11:04:32 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Dianna

“...or seems to be in poor physical shape.”

Just make sure YOU keep those exercise routines going!


95 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:28 AM PDT by 21twelve (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: NativeSon
hmmm. the 3 S's.....

Shower, Shave, and ?????? Do I dare say it..???

96 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:32 AM PDT by erikm88
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Shoe-perstitions
97 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:48 AM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: PERKY2004

A college student once remarked that the cost of a load of wash at the laundromat was 3 quarters and 1 sock.


98 posted on 10/17/2008 11:05:48 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: PERKY2004
Are all four drawers full of socks or are they mixed in with other clothes? If they're mixed, maybe he's just lost track of how many socks he's got?

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.

99 posted on 10/17/2008 11:10:09 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: randog

OMG! Did you get permission to touch the sock drawer??


100 posted on 10/17/2008 11:14:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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