to throw away this bloody sock?!

(92 Posts)

Putting away the clean laundry with OH and come across one of his socks that has been through the wash several times.
He begs me not to throw it away, says that it has life left in it. In the end, we agree i force him to let Mumsnet decide.

So Mumsnet, what shall be the fate of this sock?

The Offending Article

NOTE: This sock has just come out of the wash and is, theoretically clean

imour Sat 20-Apr-13 15:01:03

no defence its minging burn it !

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 20-Apr-13 15:01:23

Boil wash it and hope it shrinks to an unwearable size.

MartinScorsassy Sat 20-Apr-13 15:02:11

That sock reminds me of the ones that crawl away on The Grinch! Boak.

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 20-Apr-13 15:02:39

Or bury it encased in concrete.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 20-Apr-13 15:08:41

The sock deserves no mercy. It is an abhoration to all of sock-kind.

eachtigertires Sat 20-Apr-13 15:10:15

Frame it.

Bearandcub Sat 20-Apr-13 15:10:37

Burn it not bin it!

JazzDalek Sat 20-Apr-13 15:12:38

Burn it, bury the ashes and hope it doesn't come back to haunt you.

Maat Sat 20-Apr-13 15:12:49

DH refuses to throw socks away even when there is more holes than sock.

I chuck them in the bin & tell him I am not using time, washing powder & electricity on washing holes.

Merrylegs Sat 20-Apr-13 15:13:00

Maybe it's his <ahem> 'special' sock.

Maat Sat 20-Apr-13 15:13:45

I think you just put the final nail in the coffin Merrylegs grin

GoshAnneGorilla Sat 20-Apr-13 15:14:17

No, no, no.

The sock must go.

Euphemia Sat 20-Apr-13 15:15:32

Special sock! grin

iZombie Sat 20-Apr-13 15:16:33

Kill it with fire...

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 20-Apr-13 15:18:08

It reminds me of the code 1 11 in 'monsters inc.'!!

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 15:20:57

OH is genuinely upset that nobody is defending his sock. He pleads for mercy I did!!!!! It's a work sock. Leave it be. Men have work socks!!!! Give him that small mercy. grin

Doinmummy Sat 20-Apr-13 15:21:09

Could your OH think of another use for 'special sock?'. Give it to medical research? Looks like its very germy. They might be able to find a cure for some awful disease .

23-19! We've got a 23-19!

I'm DEFINITELY grabbing it and running away with it, shouting this on top of my lungs!

imour Sat 20-Apr-13 15:32:07

eeeww merrylegs thats nasty shock

Wildwaterfalls Sat 20-Apr-13 15:32:09

Re: odd socks, I read the following tip on here a while ago: each member of the family picks a distinctive sock type / colour. Buy about 20 the same pairs of each type. No more hassle pairing socks or wondering whose they are.

Haven't implemented it myself yet because I like matching socks to outfits

That sock has to go, especially now it has heard you discussing its demise. If you don't get rid of it - in shreds, preferably - it will come back in the night and strangle you in your sleep.

It reminds me of a pair of pyjama bottoms that dh had when I first knew him. He'd had this pair of pj bottoms since he was 14, and though they were clean and not unpleasant to look at (unlike the sock), they were practically transparent - plus the elastic was totally perished, so he had to hold them up with one hand when he walked around. He only used them when he was wandering round the flat (or wherever he was visiting), not in bed, and they were completely indecent - so I bought him some nice cotton boxers to replace the pjs. He was happy with this, and with some reluctance, put the pjs in the bin.

Then I had a realisation - as soon as I went home he was going to rescue the pjs and sneak them back into his drawers - so I got them out of the bin and ripped them up. He still gets this sad face whenever I remind him of the incident. grin

McNewPants2013 Sat 20-Apr-13 15:42:29

It needs to go.

I've asked dh, and I am afraid there is no brotherly solidarity there - he says the sock must go.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Sat 20-Apr-13 15:53:49

Ooh dear! I was prepared to stand up for the sock- have low hygiene standards and used to be a dry stone waller- but that is horrid!

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