When mismatched socks became fashionable – I was able to let my feet out of the boots. For years, I’d been layering my single socks inside my boots – if the boots might come off, I’d make sure the top pair matched. I was giddy with delight. Somehow, every once in a full moon on Christmas, I become fashionable by being unfashionable.
But, not only were the mismatched coming out of their shoes, companies/craftspeople were profiting from the new craze. High-end “feel good” websites touted mismatched with luxurious names such as sylvan midnight; girly-girl clothes companies added ruffles, riffles, buttons, and even bows.
Gremlins steal my socks and sell them on the black sock market where a single anklet, slightly worn, can fetch as much as 16 gromets and 8 digifruites. Being gremlins, they only take one.
Imps or pixies might occasionally take a pair to make badminton nets or hot air balloons from. But at least you lost two.
It is as yet impossible to purchase a single sock. Or is it? Must check that out on the net. Hey, now there’s a business that could be profitable. Some folks are too fastidious to wear mismatched socks.
Written for SoCS, while wearing mismatched socks, December 25/26: socks