Where.. Do the missing socks go?

Hello Friends!

Over time, I have been phasing out all of the different types and styles of socks in my collection with few exceptions. In my line of work, we are required to wear black or blue socks. I have opted for black.

They match with everything mostly and are covered by pants and shoes.

Who is this foppish dandy? Actually, who cares?

Sometimes I think my dryer has a conection to another dimension that has a vested interest in them. I took a picture of the inside of the menace and there appears to be a sinister face inside.

Is this a tongue? Do socks suffer silently here before they disappear?

I scratch my head at the complexities of it all. Why do we collect hard to mate socks and where do they go? To add to the possibilities, I may have contributed to the missing socks at different times in my life.

Brother’s Firestarters? Eww!
Hair? Yuck! What have I gotten into?

I will be relived when I get to the bottom of this. I have ordered all my socks to be vigilant and go about in pairs but they are independent sorts and wander where they will. If you have any idea where the missing socks go, I really would like to hear them in the comments.

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

104 thoughts on “Where.. Do the missing socks go?”

  1. Oh my word! Yesterday, I did my laundry, and no lie… 4 individual socks were gone. That was unreal. I looked everywhere for my precious socks! It’s no good if I have one pink, green, purple, and blue sock without the match. I’ve very picky about that!

      1. No where! Not in the dryer, not on the couch, not in the basket, not on my feet (it’s summer time, who wears socks?) not in my drawer, not in any sock collecting clothes washed with you…. good grief.

  2. Oh, the sock-eating dryer! This past weekend, I think I lost the mates to about three pairs of socks!!! Oh, well. If I don’t find them soon, I can just make hand-dusters out of them! Just cut a hole in the toe and slip it over my hand when I get ready to dust my furniture! LOLOL

  3. Hmmm…Could it be??? Never mind, well, for a moment a chill went up my spine and I had an image of the Alchemist in my mind. I need to go back and re-read the whole story from the beginning.
    Or it could be indigestion.
    Or it could be a nightmare, induced by imagining a pile of your socks being somewhere…the smell! The stench!

  4. Sounds like the dryer is to blame. Maybe lint is the leftover remains of socks after the dryer eats the socks.

    I have 2 colors of socks – white and black. About 5 pairs of each. When I do laundry, I don’t bother to sort other than all whites in one pile and all blacks in another pile. As time goes on, I buy more of whichever color starts running low.

      1. Don’t know, all I know is I can put 8 socks in the washer, I don’t count how many I take out and make it to the dryer. On occasion, I notice one is missing after I pull out of the dryer and see an odd number of black or white socks. I always check the washer and dryer thoroughly after removing items in case I missed an item.

  5. I have no idea where they all go. And why do we just keep buying more and more and more of them? They will just disappear into the abyss also. That’s what I like about spring/summer…no sock wearing for me!

  6. Thanos snapped his fingers and as well as half the universe’s population, the Snap has also gotten rid of half the sock populace.

          1. Absolutely! Form our own secret group where we keep each other updated and informed about what’s REALLY going on.

  7. Well now! I am convinced that all our missing socks are on an island somewhere, sipping tropical drinks and throwing a party… with all the tupperware plastic lids that seem to go missing in my house too! 😛 😉

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